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Ronald W. Simmons Jr. is the 2018 North Carolina Small Farmer of the Year

By on April 4, 2018

Last week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrated its 32nd annual Small Farms Week. The event celebrates the contributions of small-scale producers in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less annually in agricultural gross sales. This

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Today’s Topic: Field days are learning opportunities for farmers

By on May 2, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Spring is a very busy time on the farm, but it also offers educational opportunities for farmers. Several field days are coming

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Today’s Topic: Small Farms Week

By on March 21, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For 31 years, the Cooperative Extension program at N.C. A&T State University has highlighted North Carolina’s small farms with Small Farms Week.

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

By on August 26, 2016

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Demand high for southern sweet potatoes,” The Packer: As national demand for sweet potatoes continues

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Today’s Topic: Small Farms Week in North Carolina

By on March 22, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Cooperative Extension program at N.C. A&T State University is marking its 30th year of celebrating Small Farms Week, an observance of

N.C. A&T honors Orange County prawn producer as Small Farmer of the Year

By on March 30, 2010

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Joe Thompson, who went from growing tobacco to growing freshwater prawns on his farm in northern Orange County.  Thompson was honored March 24 with the 2010 Gilmer L. and Clara Y. Dudley

Mailbag: N.C. Cooperative Extension

By on March 12, 2010

Monday, we posted a reminder of the many ways you can contact us to ask your questions. We received several questions this week that were answered by North Carolina Cooperative Extension offices. N.C. Cooperative Extension,  is a collaboration among N.C. State University, N.C.

Mailbag: Using your county’s Cooperative Extension office

By on June 18, 2009

Our squash are big, dark green plants one day, wilted the second day and dead the next. What is doing this and what can I do to stop it? – TB My family has around 40 acres in Wilkes County.

Web site offers information to growers who have lost contracts

By on May 18, 2009

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched a new Web site aimed at pork and poultry producers whose contracts with integrators have been cut or terminated because of economic conditions. The Growers Assistance Information Network, or GAIN,