Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs – these are just a few of the odd ingredients recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds of acres of Christmas trees to protect? North Carolina State University Extension specialists have now found an effective, inexpensive alternative to available commercial products to keep the deer at bay.
When is a cookbook more than just a collection of recipes? When it’s ‘North Carolina’s 4-H Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of Blue Ribbon Recipes.’
Winston-Salem will host the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 25th annual sustainable agriculture conference Dec. 3-5, and the CFSA is picking up the tab for 40 new-to-agriculture farmers who would like a crash course. North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has some funding available to offset lodging and registration expenses for Extension agents interested in attending. Read more from N.C. A&T’s ag e-dispatch
Dr. Dalton Proctor, former State 4-H Leader in North Carolina, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in an October ceremony in Chevy Chase, Md. The Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, supporters, staff and pioneers who have made a significant contribution to 4-H at local, state or national levels. Active in 4-H [...]
As homeowners and institutions experience a re-emergence of bed bugs, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County center will host a workshop on the topic Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension center is located at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. A similar workshop will be held in Greenville, Nov. 10.
In Currituck County — the farthest northeastern place you can go in North Carolina — people recognize that environmental stewardship is key to the economy and the quality of life. To help lead the way, N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old county center.