North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities to develop and expand local food systems across the state. Local Foods is a collaborative Flagship Program for the Cooperative Extension Program of NC A&T State University and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University. A new Local Food web portal at localfood.ces.ncsu.edu provides information and links to resources from Cooperative Extension and other NC local food partners.
The Onslow County Center Local Foods contact is Lisa Rayburn.
Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE »– from NC Farm School
Family, agriculture, community, and a passion for how they do things is what defines the farm that Jennifer and Ben Rosencrans had been dreaming of. Going back over 200 years Jennifer’s family farmed the MORE »– from NC Farm School
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer three fall pollinator conservation workshops and garden tours as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday September 12, Saturday September 17, AND Tuesday, September MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving two tours in August of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro: on Wednesday August 10 at 5:30 pm and on Monday MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is now accepting applications for the organic cost share reimbursement program. This year’s program will reimburse 75%, up to $750, of the costs MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Some apple growers are noticing that some of their apples are looking a little strange, with odd colored scabby rings around the fruit. This is called frost ring and is a result of the MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Larilee Isley, 919-545-8393 June 30, 2016 Chatham Extends Deadline for Photo Contest for Ag & Conference Center PITTSBORO, NC— The new Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Extension Gardener Handbook team is pleased to announce the “Small Fruits” Chapter is up and ready for use. Congratulations and thank you to co-authors Gina Fernandez, Bill Cline and Sara Spayd and the MORE »– from Extension Gardener