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Closed These Days in December

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County staff will be participating in staff development on Thursday, December 9 (all day) and …

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Office Currently Closed

The office is currently closed due to no heat or water. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance …

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Forage and Feed Stuff Testing

Forage and feed quality are important in proper nutrition for livestock, especially those that are lactating or pregnant. To …

2021 Flood Damage

Flood Damage Relief to Be Available

Has Your Farm Suffered Flood Damage? Please contact our Extension Center (828.688.4811) as well as the FSA office (828.765.5049) with …

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Youth Interested in Livestock

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center provides a livestock interest 4-H club for all youth ages 5 to 18- Mitchell …

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Frost Seeding

With spring just around the corner, pasture improvements and forages become a priority. Multiple actions can be taken to …

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Water in the Winter

Water in Winter What? Water is the most important dietary source for all living creatures; for without ample water, a living …

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Black Vultures

In various parts of the country, including North Carolina, Black Vultures have become an increasingly large problem for livestock …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Raising Prices on Meat, a Pep Talk

This publication provides information to help farms make decisions about raising prices on meat products …

7/14/22Local Foods

Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type B

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

7/6/22
Timeline showing when calves are at risk from each pathogen that causes scours as described in Table 1.

Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

6/21/22
Movement of nitrogen through a swine farm using a lagoon-sprayfield manure management system.

How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

This publication provides basic information on animal production systems and reviews the movement of nitrogen …

6/13/22
Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

5/27/22
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

5/20/22