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Visit NC Farms

Visit NC Farms - Jones County

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center is helping farms and agritourism businesses connect to visitors and customers through the …

Cover photo for Jones County Livestock Show (2022)

Jones County Livestock Show (2022)

We held our 2022 Jones County Livestock Show in August 2022! Brought to you by the East Carolina Livestock Circuit Heifer …

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Hooked on Seafood

Our Hooked on Seafood program was a success! N.C. Cooperative Extension Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow Counties presented “Hooked on Seafood” …

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Southeast District 4-H Horse Clinic

WHEN: April 15th-16th, 2022 WHERE: 5K Arena, 2020 Marsh Rd, Bladenboro, NC 28320 COST $35 per clinic session *Scholarships Available – inquire today!* Stall …

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JCCE: MPU Rental Information

Our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) is available to rent! 367-A NC Highway 58 S, Trenton, NC 28585 Thanks to our …

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This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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2024 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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With growing demand for sesame and production limitations in traditional sesame-producing states, there is a …

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Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

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This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …