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Backyard Flocks Workshop

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Currituck Farm Festival

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

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Extension FAQs

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Meat Supply Facts

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Youth Rabbit Show

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Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

3 days ago

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

6 days ago

Registering a Pet Food Business in North Carolina

Starting a pet food business is much more involved than making food or treats and …

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

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Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

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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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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 …

4/5/24