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Podcast!

Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What …

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Farm Transition Tactics

William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues …

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$5,000 Grants to 50 Farmers

In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning …

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This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

7/12/22
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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

7/6/22
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Let’s Work Together in Addressing Environmental and Societal Issues: Guide to Engaging Stakeholders and Communities

This publication is a guide for researchers, scholars, extension agents, government officials, and others interested …

7/5/22
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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Colletid Bees (Plasterer Bees, Cellophane Bees, and Polyester Bees)

This factsheet describes bees in the family Colletidae.

6/29/22PDIC Factsheets