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Pumpkins & the Jack-O’-Lantern

I stumbled upon a rather humorous and anonymous quote recently that states, “It’s time for Fall in the South: …

2018 Fall Gardening Classes Flyer

2018 Fall Gardening Classes

Fall Gardening Classes will be offered at NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center,103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg, from 3:30 …

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Plastic Mulch Layer Demonstration

A Plastic Mulch Layer is now available for rent to residents of Franklin, Warren, Granville, and Vance counties through …

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup

WASHINGTON — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for …

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Plastic Mulch Layer

Plastic Mulch Layer The plastic mulch layer has arrived and is available to rent by producers in Franklin, Warren, Granville, …

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Native Bees in the Landscape

BY: Colby Griffin, Horticulture Extension Agent There are many important native pollinators within your home landscape. One you may not …

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Visit NC Farms App Interest Meetings Scheduled

NEWS RELEASE July 16, 2018 Paul Westfall | (919) 603-1350/paul_westfall@ncsu.edu Visit NC Farms App Interest Meetings Oxford, NC – Farmers and Agritourism business …

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