Skip Navigation


Agricultural Review

Bucolic briefs

Franklin County Cooperative Extension is hosting its annual Five-County Regional Beef Tour June 11, with stops in Franklin, Granville, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. There will be educational programs at stops at the Rolling M Commercial Angus Acres, Ray Family Farms and Springfield Angus Farm. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the cooperative extension office in Louisburg. The program is expected to wrap up at 2 p.m. Program topics include new face-fly products, use of poultry litter as pasture fertilizer, pond weed management, direct marketing of beef, a conservation stewardship grazing program and current regulations regarding the transportation of livestock. Demonstrations of a rainfall simulator and a summer forage test plot will be included.

The tour concludes with a lunch program. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Contact Martha Mobley with Franklin County extension, at 919-496-3344 or email at to preregister by June 8, or for questions. A tour brochure can be downloaded at


A Regional Hay Field Day will be held July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Granville County Livestock Facility on Cannady Mill Road, near Oxford. Educational programs will focus on forage fertility requirements, storing hay, weeds, soil and forage sampling and forage differences. The event includes displays of new equipment on the market and types of summer forages, and a sponsored lunch. For more information contact the Franklin County Extension Center at 919-496-3344.


Back Country Horsemen of Uwharrie will hold work days Sept. 19 and Nov. 14. The group meets at 9 a.m. in the Canebrake Horse Camp in the Badin Lake Recreation Area near Troy. The group also holds chapter meetings May 11, June 8, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.  The meetings will be held at Best Foods Cafeteria, 220 E. 11th St., Siler City. Back Country Horsemen of Uwharrie is a nonprofit organization and chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of North Carolina and America. The website is

The Back Country Horsemen of Uwharrie works in alliance with other chapters across North Carolina, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service to ensure that forests will be available for equestrian use. Its main focus is on ensuring the Uwharrie National Forest will remain a place that can be enjoyed by all equestrian enthusiasts. Members of the BCHU volunteer their time and resources to maintain trails.


As a way to help farmers and agricultural workers stay safe at work, the N.C. Department of Labor offers safety videos on a variety of topics through its YouTube channel. Video topics include: preventing green tobacco sickness, hazard communication, tobacco harvester safety, heat stress, migrant housing requirements, forklift safety, and information about the NCDOL’s Gold Star Growers program. The videos are in English and Spanish to increase understanding of safety hazards and preventing accidents. To learn more about the NCDOL and the Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau, go to or call 1-800-NC-LABOR (800-625-2267). NCDOL is also on Facebook and Twitter (@NCDOL).


Beekeepers with bees for rent and growers interested in bee pollination services can post their information on the BeeLinked website at The site is hosted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State University Apiculture Program. Anyone interested in listing their information can do so by filling out an online Submit Your Ad form on the BeeLinked page or by contacting NCDA&CS at 919-233-8214 or by email at or call NCSU at 919-515-1660. The NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division regulates the movement of agricultural or related items capable of spreading harmful insects, diseases, and other pests. Beekeepers participating in this program will be required to comply with all honey and bee industry regulations.




NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

How can we make this page better for you?
Contact the NCDA&CS

Found a bug? Have a suggestion? Fill out the form below and we'll take a look!

Your Name:
Your E-mail:
Question or Comments:

Back to top

Get Email Alerts

Stay up to date with NCDA&CS. Sign up to receive the latest news and upcoming events via email.