Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Cover photo for Hops and Breweries in WNC!

Hops and Breweries in WNC!

There were three articles this past weekend in local newspapers about hops, beer, and breweries: Hendersonville Times News: Brewery opens …

Cover photo for WNC Forest Products Project Request for Proposals

WNC Forest Products Project Request for Proposals

WNC Forest Products Cooperative Production and Marketing Project Request for Proposals February 26, 2010 Summary: Land-of-Sky Regional Council seeks proposals from forest producers …

Production of Medicinal Herbs

Many growers across the nation are interested in producing medicinal herbs which have become mainstream, everyday products. Every month …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

14 hours agoCEFS

Cover Crops for Organic Farms

Cover crops are pivotal parts of every organic farmer’s management scheme. They are crucial to …

14 hours agoCEFS

Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

5 days agoCEFS

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

5 days agoCEFS

Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

5 days agoCEFS
Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

5 days ago

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

6 days ago