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The Franklin County Center Local Foods contacts are Charles Mitchell, Martha Mobley.

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2018 Beef Marketing Seminar

Area cattle producers are invited to participate in a Beef Cattle Marketing Seminar on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in …

Selling Fun on the Farm

Farming can be challenging. The labor involved in an agricultural enterprise is a big part of that, but even …

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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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2018 Corn Field Day

The 2018 Franklin County Cooperative Extension Corn Field Day will take place Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., …

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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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2018 Strawberry Festival Recipes

Here’s a link to some delicious recipes from the 2018 Franklin County Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest competition, that took …

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