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Virtual Coop Tour

Join us for a Virtual Coop Tour! Our 4-H youth will be introducing us to their flock of birds …

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Update for Livestock Producers

Download Commissioner Steve Troxler’s “Notice of Essential Food and Agricultural Employee” here: Notice for agriculture …

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4-H Small Fruit Sale-CANCELED

Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County office Taking orders now, come by the office or call 828-287-6010. Pick Up Dates: March 25, …

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Cooking School 2020

Featuring Mediterranean food! 2020 dates are as follows: March 12 What’s for Dinner? April 14 Outdoor Cooking May 12 Herb Appeal June 18 Cooking for One July 16 Make-Ahead Meals August …

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Pastured Pork Workshop

When: October 16, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Colfax Creek Farm, 274 Harvey Logan Road, Bostic, NC …

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Heirloom Plants and Seed Saving

Exploring Edibles Come join Hannah Bundy from the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County Center to discuss the importance of heirloom …

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Hydroponics and Growing Indoors

Learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables indoors! When: August 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Rutherford County Library Hydroponics and Growing …

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Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It