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Shane Biddix

Shane Biddix

Extension Agent, Agriculture Mitchell County
Street Address: 10 S Mitchell Ave
Bakersville, NC 28705
Mailing Address: PO Box 366
Bakersville, NC 28705

Job Description * Provide education and support to the agricultural/horticultural community * Present industry information and research advances * Uses farm, business, and residential visits to remain knowledgeable of local needs/concerns in order to address issues, threats, and opportunities *Utilizes university resources and tools to assist farmers and citizens in reaching agriculuture/horticuluture based goals * Works with local agencies and organizations to develop educational programs, new producers, and safeguards to protect the agricultural/horticultural industries. * Oversees the local pesticde industry trains and educates applicators in regards to laws/regulations and safe application

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High Tunnel

High Tunnel Production

High Tunnel production is an emerging type of Controlled Environment Agriculture that is very closely related to greenhouse production, but …

spotted lantern fly

Spotted Lantern Fly in NC

It was not a matter of if but a matter of when this unwelcome visitor would arrive. A little …

Cover photo for Mitchell Extension Annual Blueberry Workshop

Mitchell Extension Annual Blueberry Workshop

It’s Time To Prune High-bush Blueberries Annual Blueberry Production Workshop with Dr. Bill Klein, N.C. Cooperative Extension Blueberry Specialist Saturday, February 4th, …

Cover photo for Buy a Local Fraser Fir

Buy a Local Fraser Fir

Christmas Tree selection is approaching quickly and, hopefully, you will purchase a quality locally grown North Carolina Fraser Fir. …

Rapid Apple Decline

Rapid Apple Decline

Over the past couple of weeks, we have received several calls with questions regarding the sudden decline of apple …

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