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Food Safety for Small Farms

Back to the Basics: Food Safety for Small Farms When: NOVEMBER 19, 2019, 6:30–9 p.m. Where: YADKIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL …

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Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

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Industrial Hemp Field Day

Growing hemp? Need more info on pest management, processing, and regulations? Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Greg …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

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