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2019 NC Agritunity Conference and Trade Show

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. Conference Hours 9 a.m. – …

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FSMA Training Information

Want to learn about food safety regulations for your small farm? Check out the“Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal …

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NC Farm Schools: Lincolnton County

The NC Farm School program offers business-planning seminars which will give you the tools to create a viable business …

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ServSafe Classes Scheduled for August

Two-day course teaches the essentials of food handling. $90 per person, includes textbook and materials. Registration forms available at …

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Get Ready to Preserve Food at Home

Home food preservation is not difficult, but there is science behind each method. Using proper food preservation methods will …

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ServSafe Classes Scheduled for May

Cooperative Extension offers ServSafe Course A ServSafe course will be held at the Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, 444 Bristol …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

3/25/19SoilFacts
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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

12/5/18
Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

11/2/18

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …