Prevent Fescue Seeds from Maturing in Anticipation of Fall Pasture Renovation

Tall Fescue is the most common cool-season forage in the eastern US, and much of it is infected with a toxic fungus that lives in the plant (called the “endophyte”).  There are many solutions to the problem of toxic fescue, but none better than killing out old stands and planting an exciting new type of [...]

Triangle area butchers and meat markets

Triangle area butchers and meat markets By WRAL.com Meatsuite.com: NC Choices, a program of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and NC Cooperative Extension, has launched MeatSuite.com. Through the MeatSuite.com website, consumers can find nearby local farms selling pasture-raised meat in bulk quantities. Read the full article here.

Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain

Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain By Cameron Lowe, Currituck Extension You have likely seen much on the news and floating around social media in regards to potential meat shortages due to COVID-19. But what is the real story? While there have certainly been disruptions in the supply chain getting meat to [...]

NC Choices talks about MeatSuite and programming that supports small farmers during COVID

First in Future: Food and Hunger Join us for part five of the series with guests Mike Darrow (Executive Director, Feeding the Carolinas) Tessa Thraves (Farm to School Coordinator, NC State University Center for Environmental Farming Systems) and Sarah Blacklin (Program Director for NC Choices, NC State University Center for Environmental Farming Systems) as we [...]

Southeast U.S. Hay Harvest Survey

Extension forage specialists and agents across the Southeast region would like your help in gathering information on hay harvest methods and time required for harvesting hay. The information collected through this simple multiple-choice survey is to help develop more effective forage educational programs. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, and we [...]

Silvopasture Field Day | Goldsboro, NC

July 25 @ 9:00am - 4:45pm | $25 Silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals and trees, is one type of agroforestry with potential to improve ecosystem responses and provide multiple sources of farm income. Are you interested in successfully transitioning or starting a silvopasture system? Join us for a workshop, field day, and [...]