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.

Leafcutter bee on stoke's aster.

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in July!

The month of July presents two opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Late May in the pollinator garden.

Three Pollinator Garden Tours in June!

The month of June presents three opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly milkweed.

Pollinator Garden Tour Thursday May 23!

Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham …

Eggs from pastured hens at Perry-winkle Farm.

Small Scale Egg Producers’ Meeting

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop for small-scale egg producers on May 23 in Greensboro, NC. Date: Thursday, …

Cover photo for Save the Date for Our 2019 Spring Ag Fest!

Save the Date for Our 2019 Spring Ag Fest!

SAVE THE DATE Spring Ag Fest Celebrating Chatham County Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Saturday, March 30, 2019 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This is a …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of short-season summer annual legumes or grasses as …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Figure 1. Typical tomato washing and sizing line.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Field- and Greenhouse-Grown Tomatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Bulk pallet bin of cabbage in the packing house.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …