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Move More Workshops This November!

The Family & Consumer Sciences Program is partnering up with the Stanly County Nutrition Sites to offer workshops titled …

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Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

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Agriculture Is Vital to Stanly County

Stanly County agriculture is vital to our economy, community, and environment. Without agriculture in Stanly County, the local economy would …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

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Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

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Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont

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