Produce grown in gardens that were submerged by floodwaters during or after Hurricane Irene can pose a health risk. A new food safety info sheet from North Carolina Extension explains the risks and what you can do to avoid getting sick.
Bertie County’s Cooperative Extension staff raised $7,320 for that county’s tornado relief fund through a drawing for a donated John Deere riding lawnmower.
When leaders of a project designed to provide homegrown, renewable fuels for the military and to strengthen Eastern North Carolina agriculture needed help finding the right source crop and testing it locally, they turned to N.C. State University and its N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for help.
Franklin County’s 2nd annual Local Food Roast Plate Sale will be Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (or until sold out). The plate sale – part of the United Way of Franklin County Campaign Kick-Off – will be at the Farmers’ Market Shelter in Louisburg.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at ncdisaster.com or they can directly contact key Extension experts.
The North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame recently named to its membership eleven individuals who have played critical roles in the development of the contemporary 4-H program in the state.
N.C. Master Gardeners Volunteer Association and N.C. State University have partnered to develop a North Carolina Master Gardener license plate. Legislation approving the new custom license plate was approved this summer by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bev Perdue.
N.C. State University will hold a blackberry and raspberry workshop at the Upper Mountain Research Station on Aug. 31. The event starts with registration at 9 a.m. and concludes with a noon lunch.
Pilot Mountain Pride helps local farmers to earn a living raising produce, while establishing the organization as a regional model for produce sales.
North America’s only symposium on mid-to-large scale vermiculture and vermicomposting is coming to Chapel Hill Oct. 10-12. Get the tools you need to start or expand your earthworm or vermicompost production operation. And learn about the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and on disease and pest reduction. The conference agenda is available at www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm-conference/agenda.php.