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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

County Extension is Here to Help

According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …

Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge

Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge

Presented by: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Do you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes? How about exploring different foods …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

Swain County Farmers Market

2020 Swain County Farmers Market

The 2020 Swain County Farmers Market season began on Friday, May 1! Vendors selling seasonal produce, live plants, handmade crafts, …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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Personnel Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Safety

The FDA considers Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) to be “Necessary to prevent animal food …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

5/7/21
Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21

The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion

This Q&A factsheets answers several questions about the preconditioning process in food and feed extrusion.

3/9/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

2/22/21

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

2/17/21SoilFacts

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

2/12/21Food Safety