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Small Ruminant Fecal Egg Count Workshop

When: Friday, March 22, 2024– 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC Cost: …

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Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Date: February 29, 2024 Time: 6:30 p.m. Register via Eventbrite Instructor Join extension educator Lara Worden to learn how to get started raising …

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Fertilizer Variety Trial Field Day

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1262 Stanley Lucia Rd, Mt. Holly, NC Pesticide credits available for one L, …

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Fire Ant Bait Spreader for Rent

N.C. Cooperative Extension purchased a fire ant bait spreader that can be rented out. The spreader can be mounted …

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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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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 & …

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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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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Registering a Pet Food Business in North Carolina

Starting a pet food business is much more involved than making food or treats and …

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

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Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

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This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

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Cool-Season Annual Forages for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems

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