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Flood Hotline for Farmers

In an effort to better help our ag community, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its …

After the Storm!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has a wealth of information that will help answer questions from crop and garden issues and …

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Boil Water Advisory

Residents using the municipal water systems of Canton, Clyde, and parts of Lake Junaluska are currently under a Boil …

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Cleaning Up After the Flood

The Cruso, Bethel, Canton, and Clyde communities in Haywood County experienced devastation by the floodwaters resulting from Tropical Storm …

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Learn to Ferment in Online Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to ferment foods? In this five-week series, we will demonstrate and share resources …

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Let's Talk Turkey

Let the countdown begin. It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving and time to get those final plans in place before …

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How to Can Tomatoes

Learn how to can tomatoes by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford in …

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June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and the perfect time to add some cool, delicious dairy food to a well-balanced …

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Food Preservation Made Easy

Learn to preserve your own food using the most recent evidence-based information to assure a safe, quality product for …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Forage Economics

This 8-page publication will help producers make decisions about growing or buying forage, and about …

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HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

8/25/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …

Kitchen Cleanup After the Flood

This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Outage

After a power outage, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …

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Personnel Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Safety

The FDA considers Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) to be “Necessary to prevent animal food …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

5/7/21