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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.

Forage Field Day

Forage Field Day in Marshville

Join us for an evening field day, featuring summer annuals and the research being done in Union County. When: August …

Cover photo for 2019 Ag Expo & Fair Events

2019 Ag Expo & Fair Events

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County’s Annual 2019 Family Fall Fest, Ag Fair, & Youth Livestock Show. Lineup of events are: Youth …

Feral Swine Listening Session

Feral Swine Listening Session Hosted by the NC Feral Swine Task Force and the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Anson County Center Where: …

Cover photo for Solitary Ground Bees Not a Threat

Solitary Ground Bees Not a Threat

This time each year many homeowners notice small dirt mounds in their yard, at parks, or recreational fields created …

Upcoming Events for Pesticide Credits

Upcoming Events Please register for the Anson County class by calling the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County office at 704-694-2915. …

Southern Farm Show

SOUTHERN FARM SHOW When: January 30 – February 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Where: NC State Fairgrounds, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Asparagus shoots

Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts

Sprouts from mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) have been used for food since ancient times. These …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

Mini-Gardening

Lack of yard space is no excuse for not growing a vegetable garden. Regardless of …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …