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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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Foothills Farm Tour

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rutherford County and Polk County Agricultural Development are partnering to bring you the first ever …

Kitchen Science Youth Age 12-19

Learn culinary skills by exploring the science behind the magic of baking. To register call 828-287-6010 or email cynthia_robbins@ncsu.edu. All …

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The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.

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Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be …

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

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This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Jumping Worms

This factsheet covers the description, biology, and management of the jumping earthworm, a common pest …

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This publication provides updated recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer application in corn, soybean, and small grains …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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