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Cover photo for 2024 Forage Webinar Series

2024 Forage Webinar Series

Save the date for the 2024 Forage Webinar Series. Registration details will follow. Forage & Grassland Management Webinar Series Once a month …

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Horse Owner Workshop

Join us for an on-farm workshop that will be held at RH Farm located in Burlington, NC. Please use …

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a …

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Poultry Processing Workshop

The Poultry Processing Workshop will take place Alamance Community College, Building F on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9:00 …

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Judging in January Contest Results

NEWS RELEASE February 8, 2024 Lauren Langley | lauren_langley@ncsu.edu Sarah Maddry | sarah_maddry@ncsu.edu ALAMANCE COUNTY 4-H YOUTH LIVESTOCK TEAMS COMPETE AT RECENT LIVESTOCK …

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Cattle Market Outlook Webinar

Join us for an informative webinar on the beef cattle market. The webinar will take place via Zoom with …

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2024 4-H Dog Artistic Expression Competition

2024 results may be accessed here: https://stokes.ces.ncsu.edu/2024/06/results-of-2024-north-central-district-4-h-dog-artistic-expression-contest/ – Youth in the North Central Extension District are invited to participate in the second …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …

4 days ago
Graph showing accumulation of 12 kinds of forage plants throughout the year in North Carolina.

Overview of Forages and Forage Utilization for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems in North Carolina

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

5 days ago
A breeding season from December to February can reduce the impact of fescue toxicosis on reproduction.

Implementing a Defined Breeding Season to Optimize Herd Management and Improve Profitability in Beef Cattle

This publication helps beef producers, farm workers, and Extension agents transition beef cattle operations from …

3 weeks ago
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Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

5/23/24

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

5/21/24

Registering a Pet Food Business in North Carolina

Starting a pet food business is much more involved than making food or treats and …

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …