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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

Pesticides on work clothing and protective gloves

Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm resulted in water damage to a pesticide …

7 days agoDisaster Recovery

Avoiding Tobacco Curing Losses Due to Electrical Failures

This publication for tobacco growers describes steps that can be taken to avoid or minimize …

7 days agoDisaster Recovery

Controlling Damage in Pesticide Storage Facilities on the Farm

This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may …

7 days agoDisaster Recovery

Reconditioning Flood-Damaged Farm Equipment

This publication offers information how to recondition farm equipment that has been submerged in floodwaters.

2 weeks agoDisaster Recovery

Reconditioning Flood-Damaged Tractors

This publication offers information on how to clean and recondition tractors that have been submerged …

2 weeks agoDisaster Recovery

Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in …

Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

2/26/19SoilFacts

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer

This brochure goes over calibration guidelines for backpack or knapsack sprayers.

2/20/19