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The Power to Increase Farm Income!

The Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS) program has launched in our region! We are part of N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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Horse Pasture Renovations

Horses are a major part of our agriculture and tourism economy across our landscape. They are also an important …

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Drought Stressful on Livestock

The current drought conditions are placing a strain on livestock due to a lack of adequate nutritional forage and …

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Drought and Hay Alert

As drought continues and growing season has ended with first frost across our two counties of Jackson and Swain …

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What Is Avian Influenza?

Avian Influenza aka bird flu has finally made its way to the US this year and while it has missed …

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Avoid Hay Barn Fires

Hay making time is upon us, so it is time to not only think about harvesting, but also plans …

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Winter Care of Goats and Sheep

Winter weather is coming soon and feels like it is already here due to Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. There are …

Recent Publications related to Farm Health & Safety

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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Recordkeeping Form for the USDA Restricted-Use Pesticides Regulation and the Worker Protection Standard

Use this form to maintain records of pesticide applications in compliance with the USDA Restricted-Use …

11/22/19

Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

11/19/19

Stationary Sprinkler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for determining irrigated acreage of stationary sprinkler irrigation systems.

Hard Hose and Cable Tow Traveler Irrigation Systems

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of hard hose and cable tow irrigation …

Stationary Sprinkler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of stationary sprinkler irrigation systems. Proper calibration …

Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …