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Cover photo for 2024 Carolina Meat Conference

2024 Carolina Meat Conference

The Carolina Meat Conference supports a growing community committed to supporting sustainable food production through fostering regenerative production practices, …

Cover photo for Spring Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

Spring Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

A complete BSE evaluates the physical characteristics of a bull necessary for mobility and athleticism in the pasture, structural …

Cover photo for Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series

Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series

Mark your calendars! Registration is open for the 2023-2024 Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series! These webinars will include panel discussions …

Cover photo for WNC Beef Commission Christmas Party

WNC Beef Commission Christmas Party

You’re invited to our 2023 WNC Beef Cattle Commission Christmas Party! The festivities are taking place Saturday, December 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the …

Cover photo for 2023 Waynesville Bull Test Sale

2023 Waynesville Bull Test Sale

The Beef Cattle Genetics program in Extension is responsible for the North Carolina Beef Cattle Improvement Program at NC …

Cover photo for Fall Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

Fall Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

A complete BSE evaluates the physical characteristics of a bull necessary for mobility and athleticism in the pasture, structural …

Cover photo for 2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

WNC Communities administers the WNC AgOptions grant, which provides funding to farmers who are diversifying their farm business. In preparation …

Cover photo for 2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

Standard, Bantam, Duck, Geese, Guinea and Turkey Show Schedule: All poultry MUST be blood tested Wednesday, September 27 between 4:00 p.m. …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Black cattle graze pasture between rows of trees in CEFS silvopasture. Temporary electric fence holds cattle in a specific part of pasture.

Silvopastures: Forage Productivity and Microclimate

This publication provides a general overview of silvopastures and discusses the results of forage productivity …

3 days ago
Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …

2 weeks ago
Graphical representation of pine plantations in Duplin County

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage …

2 weeks ago
Map overlayed with dots indicating locations of Swine farms (purple) and various forestland cover type

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners …

2 weeks ago

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

2 weeks ago
Livestock grazes on a grass-clover pasture. Bees forage on clover blossoms.

Frost-Seeding Clovers into Tall Fescue Pastures

This publication provides information about the practice and benefits of frost-seeding clovers into established tall …

2/9/24

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 …