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Is Food Safety Just a Scam?

During the food safety training I held a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why food safety is …

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Holidays Are Here

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. Having a menu for each meal and shopping …

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EFNEP Online!

Did you know that the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is now offering food and nutrition …

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Instant Pot for Beginners

Explore the exciting world of Instant Pot cookery. Learn everything from the history of multicookers and tips for storing …

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Familiar Face, New Role

Growing up I spent a lot of time in my Granny’s kitchen. I can remember sitting on the counter …

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Gathering Around the Table

Life as we knew it has changed over the past several months with COVID-19 on the rise. We have …

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COVID-19 and Agriculture

I am sure by now COVID-19 and the detrimental effects it is posing to our livelihood, small businesses, agriculture, …

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Food Secure Holiday

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are trying to finalize gifts we planned to purchase for our loved …

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A Thankful Farewell

I recently read an email on how a thankful attitude not only sets a positive tone for your day …

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Not So Sweet Sugar

Everyone has their sweet kryptonite whether it be soft drinks, cake, milkshakes, that cold glass of lemonade on a …

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News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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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 …

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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

The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion

This Q&A factsheets answers several questions about the preconditioning process in food and feed extrusion.

3/9/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

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

2/22/21

Advisory Index for Transitioning from Conventional to Reduced Tillage Peanut Production in North Carolina

This advisory index is designed to help growers anticipate peanut response to reduced tillage as …

2/22/21

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

2/17/21SoilFacts

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

2/12/21Food Safety
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 …

2/11/21