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High Tunnel Growing

Twelve sessions of High Tunnel Growing will be held at the Currituck County Extension Center on the third Friday …

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Indoor Bonsai

Bonsai is the art of growing and training a potted plant into a miniature tree. In this hands-on presentation, …

Field of corn and other greens

Winter Production Meetings

Private Applicator License V Training – Currituck Our first opportunity for V credits will be on Tuesday January 23 from …

Northeast Ag Expo

2023 NE Ag Expo Variety Trial Data

The Northeast Ag Expo Team is comprised of agriculture Extension agents in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans …

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Growing High Value Vegetables

Are you interested in growing vegetables and fruits in unconventional ways to increase your farm profitability? Come join us …

Whole cooked turkey on platter with greens

Holiday Food Safety Hints 

Can you believe Thanksgiving is here? If you are like me there are probably dozens of items left to …

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Discover the Magic of Garlic

EVENT POSTPONED Discover the Magic of Garlic! Join us at the James Family Farm for an exciting and educational event! You …

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Night Out With Extension

Are you ready for a night out where you can enjoy learning new things while having fun? We have …

green and purple lettuce planed in raised beds

Fall Gardening Workshop

With summer coming to an end, it’s time to pull out old plants and prepare our gardens for the …

Variety of plants in starter pots in a blue basket

Vegetable Gardening Series

Are you new to the area and hoping to start a garden? Maybe you’ve been here your whole life, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Gray Leaf Spot of Tomato

This publication describes gray leaf spot of tomato. Disease management options are provided for conventional …

Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

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Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

Blueberries are a native North American fruit, and North Carolina is one of the largest …

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Cool-Season Annual Forages for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems

Cool-season annual forages like wheat, oats, and ryegrass can be used to feed livestock in …

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Introduction: Food Banks and Food Pantries

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Workplace Community Supported Agriculture: Connecting Local Farmers to Local Workplaces

This guide provides an overview of the community supported agriculture (CSA) program at Research Triangle …

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A Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems

Intensive Vegetable Production refers to a system of marketing and producing vegetable crops in which …

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