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Learning to Survive

Over the last eight years with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, I have had the great opportunity to interact with …

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Extension Helps Small Farmers

Small farms play a vital role in supporting the competitiveness and sustainability of the United States rural and farm …

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Growing With Technology

Over the years, agriculture has experienced a wide array of technology introduced to make the job of growing and …

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What's the Buzz About Hemp?

By the recent number of inquiries at the office, interest in industrial hemp production appears to be gaining momentum …

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Whodunit Mystery

Everyone loves a good mystery. I can really enjoy a good mystery murder movie, trying to discover “whodunit” before …

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Disaster Relief for Farmers

November has arrived, and with it comes the new time change, cooler weather (hopefully), and reminders of all we …

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Florence Lands Another Gut Punch

Hurricane Florence has left another memorable mark on our region with damage sustained from significant rain and wind over …

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Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

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Bermudagrass

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