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Preparing for Winter Storms

As winter weather makes its way to North Carolina, keep food safety in mind with these tips to prepare …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Tropical Storm Isaias Food Safety

With current predictions of Tropical Storm Isaias possibly making landfall in North Carolina, there are steps you can take to …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

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COVID-19 and Produce Food Safety

Food and food packaging are not considered significant ways of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Many people have …

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COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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Hurricane Dorian Food Safety

As Hurricane Dorian approaches North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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Avoid Norovirus During the Holidays

People who study foodborne illness don’t get foodborne illness. Right? I thought that because I knew so much about preventing foodborne …

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A Holiday Gift That Shows You Care

Nothing says “I care about you” like giving a thermometer for a holiday gift. No, seriously. A few years ago, after …

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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This publication shares the result of a survey study that aims to discover whether visiting …

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Caldwell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In eastern North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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