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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.

Farmers Feed Us All

As our society becomes more urban, fewer Americans ever see the connection between the food they eat, the clothing …

Vote! It Makes Good Sense!

Political season is upon us, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you …

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate our annual Farm-City Week. Farm-City Week in Lee County is November …

Out With the Old!

We may think of spring as the time for cleaning, but right now is the time to find some …

The Art of Farming

Farming is often considered a science based practice, and for good reason. Whether you are growing corn, soybeans, sweet …

Raising Backyard Poultry

Backyard poultry has become increasingly popular across our area in recent years. For some, one or two chickens are …

Understanding Pesticide Labels

We often hear about pesticides in the media. Typically, pesticides are painted in a bad light, as dangerous chemicals …

Ask an Expert

Lee County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to …

Invaders From Another Place

Invaders. A word that may conjure up thoughts of the movies, maybe images little green men with ray guns …

Weeds Under Water

What do you consider a weed? Often our first thought goes to the dandelion in the lawn, grasses in …

Land of the Pines

Did you know that North Carolina has a state toast? It begins with the line, “Here’s to the land …

A Hard Year for Farming

“It’s been a hard year.” That’s a quote which its seems like I hear farmers say every year. This …

Time to Thank a Farmer

Farming has a long history in the United States, from techniques used by the Native Americans, to practices brought …

History at the Fair

The Lee Regional Fair is known to be a strong supporter of agriculture, but did you know history can …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Agritourism, Your Way

Agricultural tourism increases the potential for on farm sales with value-adding products and services, further …

Photo of black raspberries.

Blackberries for the Home Garden

This publication is a home gardener's guide to planting, maintaining and harvesting blackberries.

2 weeks ago
Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Crop Protectants for Controlling Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Greenhouses

This publication discusses using chemical plant protectants for disease control on greenhouse vegetables.

Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

3 weeks ago

Propagating Muscadine Grapes

A step-by-step guide to propagating true-to-type muscadine vines from cuttings or from layering.

5/1/19