COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/12/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/12/2020

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  • Webinar: FSQA during and beyond COVID-19 – Transitioning from Paper to Digital. Register for free.
  • NC Farm Link: Learn how NC FarmLink can help farmers and farmworkers find each other! May 13, 2020, from 7 to 8.30 p.m. Register (AGENTS) and (EVENTBRITE(here the last NC Farm Link Webinar (recorded April 9, 2020).


NC State University’s virtual 2020 strawberry field day at the Central Crops Research Station.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/12/2020

  • North Carolina (11:00 a.m. EST): 15,346 confirmed positive/ 577 deaths
  • USA: (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,369,314 positive/ 82,340 deaths
  • World (8:32 p.m. EST): 4,256,991 positive/ 291,487 deaths


Our first issue is out now. We highlight research from around the globe, shed light on the behind-the-scenes of extension, put NC State Horticulture graduate students into the spotlight, provide insightful tips into the science of farming, detail seasonal recipes, and many other things. Our next issue will highlight the NC Wine month and will come out at the end of May.

Other Helpful Resources

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

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This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann