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Extension Areas of Expertise

Pick any season in North Carolina and you can find an abundance of wonderful locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and other ornamentals from which to choose. Within each of those horticultural crops, the Extension Program offers a variety of areas where the expertise of faculty, agents, and commodity associations can be beneficial for both businesses and backyard enthusiasts. Work being done on vegetable, fruit, and ornamental production is just part of what we do in Extension - as we also focus on areas such as food safety, urban crop production, organic and sustainable production, landscaping, pesticide safety, and the prevention of diseases for both plants and people. Though these areas are numerous faculty and agents are available in each area to help you and provide education and outreach across the state.