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Cover photo for 2024 Spring Plant Sale  - EMGV

2024 Spring Plant Sale - EMGV

Come out and join us for plants, good people and BBQ plates! INFO BELOW SPRING PLANT SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Master Gardener℠ …

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4-H Club Events: FREE to Join!

Scotland County 4-H is pleased to invite you to join the Scotland County 4-H program and register for upcoming …

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Backyard Muscadines

On Wednesday, January 25th, the N.C. Cooperative Extension – Scotland and Robeson County Centers are hosting a Backyard Muscadine class …

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2023 4-H Activities Schedule

Here is the highly anticipated 2023 4-H schedule of events! If you see something on our calendar you just can’t …

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Howling With CALS

NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Science is hosting a 4 day summer camp for RISING 9th GRADERS, …

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Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

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

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Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

Blueberries are a native North American fruit, and North Carolina is one of the largest …

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Introduction: Food Banks and Food Pantries

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and …

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Workplace Community Supported Agriculture: Connecting Local Farmers to Local Workplaces

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A Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems

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A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

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