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Hemp Production in Catawba County

In the last 3 months, the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Catawba County office has received scores of questions about hemp production. …

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NC Agritunity 2019

Feb. 9, 2019 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Free Educational Conference and Trade Show for Small and Beginning Farmers Iredell Cooperative Extension 444 Bristol Dr. Statesville, …

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Market Gardener Class 2019

Market Gardener Course 2019 March 9th, 23th April 6th, 20th Saturdays 10-2 p.m. Small Farms Demonstration Site 4918 Hickory -Lincolnton Hwy Cost $100 To register call …

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Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Class

Training for disaster recovery tree cleanup safety covering OSHA regulations, insect bites and stings, electrical/electrocution hazards, hand and power …

Killians Hardware Spring Pro-Day

Agenda 8 a.m. – Quick & Dirty Spring Marketing Katie Elzer-Peters – Owner, The Garden of Words, LLC 9 a.m. – Young …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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