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Fall Gardening Workshop

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

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Vegetable Gardening Series

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

Why is the census of agriculture important to you?

2022 Ag Census

The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the …

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Night Out With Extension

Do you need a night out where you can enjoy learning new things while having fun? Are you looking …

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Fall Soil Sampling

Fall is the perfect time to sample your soil, get the results, and amend your garden, lawn, or field. …

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Nickels for Know-How Referendum

The Currituck County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The referendum is being …

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Establishing a Wildflower Bed

Habitat loss is the number one factor leading to decreased pollinator populations. As we build more homes, schools, and …

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2022 Cornbread Bake Off

Do you bake the best cornbread in Currituck? Well, let’s find out! Enter your cornbread in the Cornbread Bake …

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Currituck Farm Festival 2022

Update: The Show Will Go On!! Festivities will be moved indoors due to impending weather. Grab your umbrellas and join …

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Fall Gardening Workshop

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

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Night Out With Extension

Do you need a night out where you can enjoy learning new things while having fun? We have the …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

6 days ago

2024 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

7 days ago
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Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Evaluation of Variety, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates on Sesame Yields in North Carolina

With growing demand for sesame and production limitations in traditional sesame-producing states, there is a …

2 weeks ago

Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

This publication discusses nutrient removal by crops, which is useful in comparing the nutrient demands …

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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

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …