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Local Foods

The Davidson County Center Local Foods contact is Amy Ballard.

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Home Flock Series to Be Held Online

Are you interested in raising backyard chickens for meat, eggs, or both? The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davidson County Center …

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Looking for Meat?

If you’ve visited a grocery store lately, you’ve noticed the meat cases are sparse at best. Davidson County is …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3/13/20Grow It, Eat It

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

Figure 1. Farm to University pathways.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

1/6/20Local Foods