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Cover photo for 2020 WNC AgOptions Informational Session

2020 WNC AgOptions Informational Session

Date: October 1, 2019 Place: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center, 661 Vale Rd., Newland, NC 28657 Time: 6–7:30 p.m. RSVP: admin@wncagoptions.org You …

Cover photo for 2020 WNC AgOptions Grant

2020 WNC AgOptions Grant

Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; jenniferferre@wnccommunities.org Or N.C Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County Grants for diversifying farms WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. …

Cover photo for 12th Annual Farm City Banquet

12th Annual Farm City Banquet

Join us as we celebrate our farmers at the 12th Annual Farm City Banquet at the Mitchell County Senior …

NCRS Outreach Meeting

Please join us to learn about NRCS and how their cost-share programs can improve your farm business and conserve …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Image is line drawing of plants parts of raspberry.

Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Asparagus shoots

Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …