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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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Managing Feral Swine Zoom

Feral hogs can be found in almost every county in the Southeastern region of North Carolina. Feral swine can …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Cook Smart, Eat Smart

Cook Smart, Eat Smart The Cook Smart, Eat Smart curriculum teaches cooking techniques that can be used to build a …

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Color Me Healthy

Steps to Health Color Me Healthy Steps to Health Color Me Healthy serves preschoolers and kindergarteners across North Carolina in …

Resources

In Extension, we work to provide research-based materials and resources as well as using an evidence-based curriculum. Navigate the …

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Take Control

Take Control is an 8 session chronic disease prevention program that provides strategies to help adults manage their health. …

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Safe Plates

NC Safe Plates N.C. Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the foodservice industry. The course …

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Cyber Cooking in the Kitchen

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Jones, Onslow, Wayne, and Lenoir Counties are offering a 6-week, 1-hour online cooking course for everyone …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

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Estimating Available Time to Plant and Harvest Peanuts

This publication looks at historical records to estimate the number of days available for planting …

6 days ago
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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

2 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4/14/21
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

4/12/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21