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Meat Suite Training for Farmers

The Watauga office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be holding a class for farmers interested in learning more …

On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Workshop

For extension agents, agricultural educators, and small commercial growers: Register to attend this on-farm poultry slaughter workshop sponsored by N.C. …

Chicken Processing Workshop

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County will be conducting a Chicken Processing Workshop on Saturday, September 22, 2018, …

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North Carolina Dairy Referendum

Dairy farmers in Watauga County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The …

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Poultry Slaughter and Processing Workshop

Poultry Slaughter and Processing Workshop: April 21, 2017 9:15-5:30 The Appalachian State University Sustainable Development Farm and the Watauga County …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

A sample waste report predicting nutrient availability

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

3 days ago
Figure 1. Example A volume formula.

Use of On-Farm Records for Modifying a Certified Animal Waste Management Plan

Changes in the interpretation of North Carolina water quality rules and technical standards allow for …

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Poultry Farm Biosecurity Field Manual / Manual de campo para la bioseguridad de granjas avícolas

This pocket-size bilingual field manual in English and Spanish summarizes recommended practices to prevent disease …

2 weeks ago

Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Traveling gun irrigation system.

Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

3/13/20SoilFacts
Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

3/10/20
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Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

A summary of North Carolina rules and regulations governing the purchasing, handling, application and reporting …

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