As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
As with any area, proper plant selection along our beaches and barrier islands is very important. A new publication, Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes, has just been published. This informative booklet MORE »
Climate and weather: two very different things. The first is based on long-term trends; the second is what’s happening this week outside. People understand climate when it comes to December temperature differences between MORE »
Transportation: The links below contain important information for those who transport hogs. The law now requires that swine transported on North Carolina highways have “official identification approved by the State Veterinarian”. For most MORE »
Dry Poultry Litter Requirements Regulations pertaining to dry poultry litter operations have undergone numerous changes over the past 15-20 years. Because of these changes, I felt it would be good to get the MORE »