Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
Congratulations to the eight servicepeople who received the award: John Hamilton and Cory Jones – Mountaire Farms; Tommy Harris and Billy Rollings – Pilgrim’s Pride, Sanford and Marshville; Mike Ogburn – Perdue Farms, MORE »– from Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Chatham County invites you to a webinar on April 17, 2014 on the exciting concept of community food councils. It is slated from noon-2:30 pm in the Agriculture Building Auditorium at 65 East MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
Answer: Probably not, but it’s interesting that it is found in bees at all Honey bees are hosts to more known parasites and pathogens than any other social insect, with 72 documented so MORE »– from Entomology
BEEKEEPING SHORTCOURSE CERTIFIED BEEKEEPERS LEVEL Sponsored By: NC Cooperative Extension Service – Beaufort County NCSBA – Beaufort County Beekeepers Meeting Dates & Location: Class will meet every Thursday night MORE »