MEAT Symposium – Friday, Feb. 10th

Livestock producers including poultry producers:   mark your calendars for Friday Feb. 10, for an all-day Meat Symposium forbeginning and experienced meat producers, beginning at 8:30 am, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.  The meeting is Part 2 of the Beef Producers Advanced Series offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension team of agents, Paul Gonzalez, of Sampson County, and Martha Mobley, of Franklin County. Learn from state experts and experienced meat producers on various cuts …

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Small Farm Boot Camp

  STARTS next week: Thursday afternoon: February 2nd: Designed for new and beginning farmers, market gardeners,and homesteaders, the series begins February - March 2023.Goals of this program are to assist small farmers to increase theirknowledge and skills in local food production and to collaborateand build fellowship with other new farmers in the area. Each session …

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Winter Activities for the Season Ahead

View as Webpage January 25, 2022       For much of the world, winter time brings a pause to our outdoor activities, be those gardening, farming, or just poking about in nature. That makes it the perfect time to read up or gather with like-minded invertebrate enthusiasts to plan and dream for the season …

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USDA Identifies 2023 McGovern-Dole Priority Countries

USDA Identifies 2023 McGovern-Dole Priority Countries USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world. …

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Statement by USDA, USTR Officials Regarding Meetings in Mexico Today

Statement by USDA, USTR Officials Regarding Meetings in Mexico Today MEXICO CITY, Jan. 23, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip issued the following statement after meetings with Mexican government officials regarding President Andrés …

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REMINDER: USDA Accepting Applications for Netherlands Agribusiness Trade Mission

USDA Accepting Applications for Netherlands Agribusiness Trade Mission The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever regional agricultural trade mission to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 17 – 20, 2023. “Agribusiness producers, exporters, and growers in the United States may find the Netherlands to be a perfect gateway …

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FAS FEATURE: U.S. Hot Sauces Bring Heat to Ag Trade

U.S. Hot Sauces Bring Heat to Ag Trade In honor of National Hot Sauce Day on January 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is celebrating a category of U.S. food exports that come in small packages but pack a lot of flavors and often heat – condiments and sauces. Believe …

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Supporting Positive Animal Welfare in 2023?

A Greener World Can Help View as Webpage Photo credit: Reverence Farms in Saxapahaw, NC Dear Dennis, It’s hard to believe we’re already a few weeks into the new year! If you’ve made a resolution for 2023 to do even more to support farms that are producing food using high-welfare animal management and sustainable farm …

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