April 29, 2016

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

PASTURE PORKSHOP, MAY 25, WINSTON-SALEM A workshop for pastured pork producers, covering alternative feeds, meat quality, pricing, forages, and much more! Details here.   MONITOR TOMATOES/POTATOES FOR LATE BLIGHT Late blight was found on tomatoes in a home garden in SC around April 11. Growers in this area should begin monitoring for this disease. Here […]

NC Cooperative Extension: Late April Garden Updates

READY, SET, GROW! GARDENING IN RAISED BEDS/CONTAINERS On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready,Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) will cover all the basics to start your gardening season off right. Registration is only $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Learn about […]

N.C. Forest Service battling multiple wildfires across state

The N.C. Forest Service is battling several wildfires across the state, and residents are being asked to be careful when using open flames while dry conditions persist. “A lot of personnel and equipment – including aircraft and fire dozers – have been moved to fight these blazes,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The N.C. Forest […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Opens Saturday April 16, 2016

April’s farmers market is going to be the best yet! Come by with the family and stock up. We are open Saturdays only in April from 7:30am – 1pm Starting in May, open Wednesday and Saturdays! This week’s bounty VEGGIES:  Our farmers will be there with a mixed selection of cole crop (cool weather) vegetables. FRUIT:  Now’s […]

Warren County Gardening Workshop on April 30th, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready, Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) will cover all the basics to start your gardening season off right. Registration is only $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Learn about growing vegetables in raised beds and […]

N.C. strawberry growers expect early season

N.C. strawberry growers expect to start the season early this year despite a recent cold snap. Many growers in the eastern part of the state are already picking berries nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. “Our growers are very experienced with dealing with late frosts and know how to protect their crops,” said Agriculture Commissioner […]

Farm tours, open houses planned this spring

With a variety of farm tours and open houses scheduled in April and May, now is a great time to plan a trip to a North Carolina agritourism farm. “With more than a thousand agritourism farms across the state, it is easy to find all types of activities the family can enjoy,” said Agriculture Commissioner […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates and Events

GARDENING WORKSHOP, 4/30 IN WARRENTON On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready, Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) will cover all the basics to start your gardening season off right. Registration is only $5 in advance, $7 at the door. […]

NCDOT Announces Winning Wildflower Beds

The wildflowers blooming along North Carolina’s highways are a beautiful sight for travelers. They’re also award-winning: each year, the N.C. Department of Transportation honors the state’s best-looking wildflower beds at an award ceremony. The 2015 NCDOT Wildflower Awards were presented by N.C. Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson and The Garden Club of North Carolina at the […]

Greenhouse vegetables offer early taste of summer

While much of the state was covered in ice this winter, Zack Brewer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt as he transplanted 2,300 young tomato plants into the ground at Sunny Slope Greenhouses in Bear Creek. Those plants are now 15 feet tall and tomatoes will be ready for harvest in a few weeks, offering […]

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