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Fall Micro-Plots for Deer

What is a micro-plot? A micro plot is a small wildlife plot that is typically around 1/4- 1/2 acre in …

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Gaston Grower Spotlight May 2022

This month’s spotlight celebrates the kickoff of the U-pick season for our county. Strawberries are one of the first …

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Spring Horse Owner Webinar Series

Join us online on Monday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. for the Hay…What’s Up? Webinar Online registration: https://go.ncsu.edu/haywhatsup This online webinar will address …

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Small Ruminant Health Care Workshop

March 11, 2022 8:00 a.m. to noon 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC $10 per person Register online Workshop Agenda: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Registration & …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

When: December 18, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas Cost: $20 (check or …

Tax Issues for Farmers Workshop

Date: November 2, 2021Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas A meal (sponsored by Gaston Farm …

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Somethin' Pumpkin Coming October '21

From growing, cooking, and decorating, the 7th Annual Somethin’ Pumpkin has “somethin’ for everyone” during October. This virtual festival …

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2019 North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results - Rowan County

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2019 North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results - Henderson County

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel

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Optimizing Floral Hemp Biomass through Proper Transplant Timing and Density

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2022 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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