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Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the Catawba County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering its own mini course! …

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Add Some Fall Color to Your Yard

Pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, and straw bales are all great ways to bring color and interest to your home …

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2019 Market Gardener Class

Registration is now open for this hands on class for anyone wanting to sell their produce. To register please …

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Aquaponics Workshop

Sept. 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SALT Block greenhouse. This workshop is $20 but it …

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Local Foods Cooking Class

In these classes, you will learn how to make the most of seasonal produce with simple, fast recipes and …

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Ag Energy Workshop

September 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free Lunch provided by Bioenergy Research Initiative Learn how to lower your energy bill! Grants …

Garden, Lawn & Landscape Q & A

It has been another busy season in the garden, lawn, and landscape of Catawba County. We have had some …

Pinkeye in Cattle

Large animal veterinarians in Catawba County are saying this is the worse year for pinkeye in cattle they have …

4-H vs. FFA

By Adreanna White While in high school, I was a very active member of the Bandys High Future Farmers of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

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

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement …

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Controlled Drainage – An Important Practice to Protect Water Quality That Can Enhance Crop Yields

This publication discusses how to use controlled drainage as way to to reduce nutrient losses …

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Community Supported Agriculture in North Carolina

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of direct marketing in which a community of …

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Añublo Polvoriento en Cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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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 …

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