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Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

Millipede on house siding

Millipede Migration

The hot dry weather has caused millipedes to move in search of moister areas which often means they crawl …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Understanding Climate, Planning, and Response Terms Within the Forestry Context

New and existing professionals working in the realm of climate education, research, and outreach need …

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Photo of people at the Goler Community Garden in Winston-Salem

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

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Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family …

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Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Agritourism, Your Way

Agricultural tourism increases the potential for on farm sales with value-adding products and services, further …