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The Equine Law Talk

The Equine Law Talk

The Equine Law Talk will cover legal topics for horse owners, including topics about sales/leases, boarding, liability, insurance, estate …

Blackberry

Backyard Blackberries

Are you interested in growing blackberries? Let’s discuss planting, varieties, and proper trellising for appropriate varieties. Pruning techniques and …

Pesticide training

Pesticide Training Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming pesticide training opportunities in Robeson County, held in-person or via Zoom. These trainings …

Soybean

Soybean School

LUMBERTON SOYBEAN SCHOOL AGENDA January 30, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Southeastern NC Agricultural EventsCenter 1027US74Alt. Lumberton,NC28358 Pesticide and CCA Credits Available MacMalloy …

Corn

2024 Corn Production Meeting

Friday, January 19 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. O.P. Owens Agriculture Center 455 Caton road, lumberton, NC 11:00 a.m. Dr. Ron …

small farmer drone course

Small Farmer Drone Course

This is a two-day course will prepare small farmers and ranchers to take the Part 107 license test so …

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Collards, Crafts and Community 2023

All the heavy frost we have recently seen blanketing our landscapes definitely suggests winter is coming and ushering in …

cattle conference

Cattle Conference 2024

2024 CAPE FEAR REGIONAL CATTLE CONFERENCE Thursday, January 18, 2024 4:00 8:00 p.m. Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center 1027 Highway 74 East Lumberton, …

Seed swapping.

Master Gardener’s Seed Swap

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2023 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. ROBESON COUNTYFARMERS MARKET CORNER OF 8TH ST. ANDELM ST. DOWNTOWN LUMBERTON PLEASE CALL MACK JOHNSON …

Shop Local, Eat Local Fresh local produce, protein, and value-added products Local arts and crafts vendors.

A Very Local Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 2, 2023 O.P. OWENS AGRICULTURE CENTER 455 CATON ROAD LUMBERTON, NC 28359 Shop Local, Eat Local Fresh local produce, protein, …

Information on upcoming events

Extension Minute – November Issue

The new monthly newsletter is here! Keep up to date with the monthly happenings. November’s issue is now available. To …

Beginner Beekeeper School

2024 Beginner Beekeeper School

Introduction to Beekeeping Benefits of Beekeeping Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive Apprehensions and Decisions Basic Equipment for Beekeepers Obtaining and Installing Honey Bees Opening …

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Fall Into New at the Fair

I can almost smell the popcorn, hot oil for the funnel cakes, and ribs slow cooking on the cooker …

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Homegrown Mushrooms Workshop

We are hosting a Shiitake mushroom workshop. Did you know mushrooms are considered a powerhouse superfood? They are loaded …

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Beef Reproduction Field Day

Join us for a hands-on beef reproduction field day on November 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. at the Sampson County …

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2024 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

The Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group (SEVEW) is proud to offer you the 25th edition …

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Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

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Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

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Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

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Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

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Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested 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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