Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
The following Motels are holding room blocks for the 2014 North Carolina State 4-H Horse Show and the Southern Region 4-H Horse Show and Educational Events. Fairfield Inn & Suites-Raleigh Crabtree, is the MORE »– from Equine Husbandry
Feeding horses is both a science and an art. The science is found in the analysis of forage samples and the formulation of balanced concentrates (grain mixes). The art of feeding horses is MORE »– from Equine Husbandry
Congratulations to the eight servicepeople who received the award: John Hamilton and Cory Jones – Mountaire Farms; Tommy Harris and Billy Rollings – Pilgrim’s Pride, Sanford and Marshville; Mike Ogburn – Perdue Farms, MORE »– from Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
Answer: Probably not, but it’s interesting that it is found in bees at all Honey bees are hosts to more known parasites and pathogens than any other social insect, with 72 documented so MORE »– from Entomology