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Cover photo for Small Ruminant Workshop

Small Ruminant Workshop

Upcoming Educational Opportunity for Sheep and Goat Enthusiasts! Small Ruminant Workshop Date: April 27, 2024 Location: WNC Livestock Center Agenda Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 …

hundreds of Bradford pears in bloom

Say NO to Bradford Pear Tyranny

Native to Asia, the Bradford pear, a cultivar of Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana), was introduced into the US in …

Cover photo for 4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale

4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale

It is time for our 4-H Small Fruit Plant Sale BLUEBERRIES PRICE $11.00 each (Rabbiteye varieties.1-gallon pots) PREMIER: Mid-season, large firm …

flyer 02/09/24 farmers breakfast 8:30 - 10 at Extension office Rutherford Co

Farmers' Ag Breakfast

All growers and producers are invited to breakfast here at the Extension office, Friday morning 8:30-10. The menu is …

Cover photo for Pollinator Garden Party

Pollinator Garden Party

Join Master Gardener℠ volunteers and Extension & Community Association (ECA) members in Rutherford County Friday, August 18 from 11:00 …

Post Card for Revenue Loss Applications

Revenue Loss Assistance Programs

Applications are now open for Emergency Relief Program (ERP) and Pandemic Assistance Program (PARP) for producers who have experienced …

Flyer of upcoming cattlemen's spring tour.

Cattlemen's Spring Tour

Rutherford County Cattlemen’s Association will host its annual spring tour on April 29. RSVP by April 21 by calling …

Strawberries and blueberries with stems

Small Fruit Plant Sale

Our annual 4-H Fundraiser is going on now through April 6, 2023. Order your Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Grape, and Muscadine …

2023 Logo for National Nutrition Month "Fuel for the Future".

2023 Theme for Nutrition Month

Fuel for the Future is the theme for National Nutrition Month. March has been designated as nutrition month since …

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Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

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