Category: Agriculture

Just in time for Halloween: Chatham Conservation Partnership virtual meeting to focus on spiders

By Debbie Roos Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) fall meeting will be virtual…and just in time for Halloween, the focus will be on spiders! Please join us on October 15, 2020, from 9–11 a.m. for this exciting…

July blooms in Pittsboro’s pollinator paradise

Pittsboro, NC – Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos designed the garden to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as native…

Chatham County seeks applicants for Agriculture Advisory Board

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County seeks applicants for two vacancies on the Chatham County Agriculture Advisory Board. Applicants must be a Chatham County resident actively engaged in farming, agribusiness or a representative of agricultural interests. The Agriculture Advisory Board advises…

N.C. peach season kicks off summer season

Raleigh, NC – The first day of summer may be right around the corner, but fresh N.C. peaches are already available at farmers markets and roadside stands across the state. While not a bumper crop, local growers do expect to…

Understanding nitrogen needs of plants from fertilizers

Raleigh, NC — Gardening can provide much needed physical activity and emotional wellbeing to balance the effects of social distancing associated with the COVID -19 pandemic. Many people turn to their lawns and gardens to relieve stress and enjoy nature.…

Mountaire Farms offering $80,000 in scholarship funds

Millsboro, Del. – Mountaire Farms, the country’s sixth largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers, and grain producers. The deadline to apply has been extended to June 15, 2020.…