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Goat and Sheep Producer Meeting

Carthage Farm Supply is hosting a Goat and Sheep Produers Meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. …

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Taco Thursday Local Food Demo

Taco Tuesday is “all the rage” right now but why limit the taco craze to Tuesdays? To help you …

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Microchipping Your Horse

With hurricane season now peaking here in North Carolina, we all know that permanent identification is important when it …

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September 2019 Livestock News

In the September Edition of Livestock News: Important Montgomery County Information 2019 Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show Animal Waste Management N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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2019 Youth Livestock Show

The 2019 Montgomery County 4-H and Farm Bureau Youth Livestock Show was held on Saturday, August 24 at the …

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Bacon Peach Panini Local Food Demo

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., N.C. Cooperative Extension agents will be at the Farmer’s Market …

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2019 Youth Livestock Show Announced

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County Center is pleased to announce that the 2019 Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show …

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Popcorn Field Plot Tour

Interested in popcorn? Well here’s an opportunity to learn more about it and network with others. The day’s agenda …

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All About Animals Summer Adventure

On Friday, July 12, 2019, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County hosted the All About Animals Summer Adventure program …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …