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Beekeeping School Begins January 2023

Gaston County Beekeepers Association is hosting its’ annual Beginners Beekeeping Course starting in January 2023. This is a 10-week introductory …

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Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures will award grants up to $8,000. Deadline for applications is 8 p.m. December 15th, 2022. NC AgVentures, is an …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 12 noon) Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas Cost: $20 …

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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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