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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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Saving Milk

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Sep/Oct Newsletter

See the link below for our most recent livestock/forages newsletter. Please contact our office at (919) 731-1525 or stefani.sykes@waynegov.com …

Meat

Selling Local Meat Workshop

Have you ever wanted to sell your own meat? Not sure what the rules are? Register for an upcoming …

Wayne Livestock Shows

Although the Wayne County Fair is not happening, we are still having our livestock shows Oct 2–4, 2020. Please …

July-August Livestock Newsletter

See the PDF for our latest newsletter! Contact our office at 919-731-1525 with any questions regarding livestock, forages, and …

CFAP

Attached you will find a factsheet with information regarding CFAP (Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Livestock Producers). This program …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Aerial Web Blight

This soybean disease factsheet covers aerial web blight, a generally minor disease of soybean in …

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Tobacco Ringspot Virus of Soybean

Tobacco ringspot virus is a disease of soybean in North Carolina. This factsheet offers information …

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

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

11/13/20
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Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

11/12/20
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

11/6/20
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

10/30/20