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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

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Estimating Available Time to Plant and Harvest Peanuts

This publication looks at historical records to estimate the number of days available for planting …

6 days ago
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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4/14/21
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

4/12/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21