As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Johnston County Cooperative Extension is offering a four-session short course called Cattle 101. Course dates are March 10, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. All sessions will MORE »
Fifteen GAP recertification meetings will be held in North Carolina during January and February of 2015. You can find meeting dates and details for these as well as meetings in GA, SC, VA, MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service is once again offering plants in their annual Fall Fruit and Nut Tree Sale. All selections of fruit and nut trees, vines, and shrubs offered in the MORE »
Tobacco harvest and insect populations are winding down. Last week, the grower at our Eastern 1 and 2 sites and the crew at our Upper Coastal Plain Research Station sites finished priming, so our MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
We are at week twenty of scouting. Scouting was done earlier in the week for the Piedmont site, and now they are wrapping up their harvesting. Only Eastern 1 & 2 locations will have tobacco plants remaining MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
We are at week nineteen of scouting, and harvesting is happening at all locations. The Piedmont site continued with harvesting this week and the Eastern 3 & 4 locations have completed harvesting this week. Since harvesting is completed MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
We are at week eighteen of scouting. Two of our eastern sites are almost done with harvesting, while harvesting continues at our other locations. None of our grower plots have hornworms or flea beetles MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information