NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.


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testFarmers markets are increasing in number throughout North Carolina, with more than 200 markets across the state - that's good for 10th in the nation. Consumers enjoy the opportunity to buy fresh, locally-grown products directly from the farmers. Farmers markets support the local economy and encourage healthier meals that feature fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to produce, many markets offer a wide variety of agricultural products including meat, honey, cut flowers, eggs, artisan cheese, baked goods and more.

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Youth Entrepreneurship

BeekeepingHow to Get Started in Beekeeping
This information packet contains a suggested list of equipment and supplies, a guideline to developing goals for a business and a recommended plan for starting a beekeeping business.

Preparing Liquid Honey for Competition & Sale
Discusses the characteristics used in judging honey and gives recommendations for submitting high quality honey for competition or for sale.

How to Start a Profitable Small Produce Garden
An outline of what is needed to begin a produce garden. Includes recommendations for equipment and supplies, land needs, potential problems and business plans.

The Produce Lady

The Produce Lady

A personal look at locally grown foods, healthy recipes, N.C. farmers markets, produce videos and food safety practices.

Visit The Produce Lady

NCRC Farmers Market

NCRC Farmers Market

Vendor Directory

Cooperative Extension Directory

Cooperative Extension Offices are located in every county.

Cooperative Extension Directory

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