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The Gift of William

6/29/2021 – If we had an NC FarmLink flag, it would fly at half-mast this week to honor William …

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Podcast!

Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What …

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Farm Transition Tactics

William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues …

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$5,000 Grants to 50 Farmers

In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning …

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Farmland Opportunities This Month

We are thankful to all those landowners that have confidence in NC FarmLink and who currently have active profiles …

Racial Equity: NC Farmers & Their Land

NC State University Chancellor Woodson recently stated that “We stand against and condemn white supremacy, racial injustice, and all …

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Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

This publication summarizes results from 26 studies addressing the establishment, cell wall content, cultivar improvement, …

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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High Density Apple Orchard Management

This publication focuses on the management techniques and economic analysis of orchards with more than …

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Rotary Hoe: A Blind Cultivation Tool for In-Row Weed Control

Expanding organic grain markets have increased interest in mechanical weed control. Learn how the rotary …

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Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …