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A 4-H Spud-Tacular Fall Day!

December 13, 2021 3:30–5 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Cost: FREE Call 488-3848 to register Come join us and learn all about potatoes …

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Grants for WNC Family Farms in 2022

WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Nov. 12; Application deadline Dec. 17. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications …

2021 Swain Ag Fair

A Boot Stomping Good Time at Swain Ag Fair

Article Written by: Hannah Styles – hstyles@thesmokymountaintimes.com Smoky Mountain Times – August 26, 2021 After being canceled in 2020, this year’s Swain Agricultural …

Pesticide Pick-up Day 2021

Annual Pesticide Pick-Up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don’t miss …

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2021 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

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Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

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Present Use Value: Transferring Property Enrolled in Present Use Value Property Taxation

This publication provides an overview of the Present-Use Value (PUV) property tax program in North …

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The Soybean Plant

This publication, chapter 1 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, describes the soybean plant …

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Insect Management

This publication, chapter 9 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, covers common insects and …

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North Carolina Soybean Production Guide

This publication provides information to growers about soybean production in North Carolina. It discusses economic …

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Harvesting, Drying, and Storage

This publication, chapter 11 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, describe harvesting, drying, …

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Disease and Nematode Management

This publication, chapter 8 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, discusses disease management in …

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Fertilization and Nutrient Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, covers fertilization and nutrient …

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