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Healthy Food Donations

During the past 18 months, N.C. Cooperative Extension has been working with community partners to enhance the availability and …

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Fall Plant Sale

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County Center is happy to announce their first-ever Fall Plant Sale! Fall is a perfect …

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What Is A2 Milk?

For people who find it difficult to digest milk, there is a new option available. Will A2 Milk work …

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What Do These Beef Labels Mean?

Food labels can be a little hard to understand sometimes. Because of this, we put together a small infographic …

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May Is National Beef Month!

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Whether enjoying a tasty cheeseburger or a juicy ribeye, beef is a healthy and …

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WNC Spring Livestock Update

This event is free. To register, please visit the Eventbrite registration page. June 4, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WNC …

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When Do We Get Frost in NC?

Having up-to-date information is important for any gardener, no matter the size of the operation. Attached below are links …

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Saving Milk

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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Figure 1: Muscadine grapes are a nutritious and tasty snack

Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

This factsheet shares some statistics about the H-2A visa program in North Carolina.

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Ergot Alkaloids

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

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Patulin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

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PR Toxin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

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