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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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The FAMACHA History

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

3 weeks ago
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Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

11/12/20
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

11/6/20
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

10/30/20
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? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20