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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Harvest Season

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Currituck Farm Festival

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

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Community Survey

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

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Unsolicited Seed Shipments

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Operational Update

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Extension FAQs

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2019 Home Canning Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension is holding a series of home canning classes from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the N.C. …

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Currituck Crop News-February 2019

Soybean Production Meeting – Feb. 6 The Soybean Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 from 8 to 10 …

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2018 Northeast Ag Expo

The Northeast Ag Expo is held each year on the last Thursday in July. This event highlights the latest …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

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

8/25/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …

Kitchen Cleanup After the Flood

This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Outage

After a power outage, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …

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Personnel Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Safety

The FDA considers Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) to be “Necessary to prevent animal food …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

5/7/21
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Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21
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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21