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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 …

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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 …

Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

County Extension is Here to Help

According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …

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Relief Funds for Farmers

​ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association posted an article about COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers Starting April 3. Click …

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