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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 …

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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Relief Funds for Farmers

​ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association posted an article about COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers Starting April 3. Click …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

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 …

17 hours ago

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

17 hours ago
Cold air drains to lower topographical points

Prevention and Management of Frost Injury in Wine Grapes

This factsheet provides recommended practices and management strategies for protecting wine grapes from spring frost …

5 days ago
Adult spotted lanternfly resting on side of tree

Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

2 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

4/12/21
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
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21

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