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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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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

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

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Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

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Present Use Value: Transferring Property Enrolled in Present Use Value Property Taxation

This publication provides an overview of the Present-Use Value (PUV) property tax program in North …

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North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Pole Bean Production

Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …