As a field crops Extension agents with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, one of the busiest times of the year is the winter months, especially January and February.
Agents are conducting educational programs that address needs that growers as well as other members of the ag community have indicated are important for equipping them for the upcoming year. This could be topics such as the latest management practices that help to ensure maximum profitable yields, control of various pests as well as how to manage resistance of pests, marketing, etc.
If you have unanswered questions pertaining to your farming operation, then do one of the following:
- Contact your local North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Extension agent that addresses the question you have; the URL for locating your Extension Center’s contact information is www.ces.ncsu.edu
- Checkout the statewide Extension calendar https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/events/ for educational programs being offered in your county or region. For growers in Pasquotank County, NC , they can contact call the Extension Center (252-338-3954) or use the following link to see the listing of producers meetings: https://pasquotank.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/12/2020-pasquotank-producer-winter-meeting-schedule/
Editor's Note: Mr. Wood is an Extension Agent, Agricuture with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Pasquotank County.