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2019 Piedmont Regional Beef Conference

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 2019 Piedmont Regional Beef …

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2019 Learning to Grow Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stanly County Center is excited to offer the 2019 Learning to Grow Series! This series of …

2019 Auxin Stewardship Training Schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training has been finalized. 2019 Auxin Stewardship Training Schedule This training will …

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Is It Dirt or Soil?

Is it Dirt or soil? This question takes me back to my days as a student taking high school …

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

With all the food that will be made during your Thanksgiving festivities, you are bound to end up with …

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A Canning Workshop Success

“I am so excited to be here learning how to can safely”, shared Jenna Miller (pictured above) upon her …

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Cotton Field Day 2018

Join us for the annual Cotton Field Day in Stanly County! When: August 22, 2018, noon – 2 p.m. (lunch …

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High Tunnel Construction Field Day

If you are interested in high tunnels and would like more information and experience building these structures come join …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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