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Cover photo for Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Interested in working with other small ruminant producers, livestock extension agents and specialists, and NC Department of Agriculture staff …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

Cover photo for Regional Sheep & Goat Producer Training

Regional Sheep & Goat Producer Training

Sheep and Goat Producer Training, Saturday January 20, 2018, Guilford County Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro NC 27405. Registration …

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Yoga With Goats

Yoga Programs: Classes every Saturday and Sunday! Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you through a …

Cover photo for Ethnic Holidays and Meat Goat Prices

Ethnic Holidays and Meat Goat Prices

Due to additional demand, goat prices increase shortly before and during ethnic holidays. Check the Ethnic Holidays factsheet under Marketing …

Cover photo for 2015 - Year of the Goat

2015 - Year of the Goat

The Goat (Chinese: 羊; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Chart showing stages of wheat from seedling to flowering

Adaptive Wheat Management: Increasing Wheat Yield by Adjusting for Weather Conditions

Variable growing environments for wheat can lead to challenges from one season to another. Adaptive …

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Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine).

Online Sales Platforms for Direct to Consumer Sales

Online sales can benefit tech-savvy local food producers who are looking for an emerging way …

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Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

4 days ago
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

1 week ago

Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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