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Leaves of Three, Let It Be

It’s that time of year when I’ve been itching to be out in the yard, cleaning up and getting …

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Spring is early this year. We know it, the plants know it and guess what? The Eastern Tent Caterpillar …

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High Path Avian Influenza

Two additional turkey farms test positive for High Path Avian Influenza; discovered in the increased surveillance zone RALEIGH – Two …

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Let's Get Moving in the Mountains!

If you are interested in being more active, the Swain County Cooperative Extension has several opportunities for you. Keep …

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Extension Office Has New Horticulture Agent!

Article written by: Jessica Webb, The Smoky Mountain Times editor@thesmokymountaintimes.com The first thing Minda Daughtry, the new horticulture agent for the …

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Take the Gardening Survey!

Swain County Gardener Needs Assessment The following survey is an easy to answer questionnaire that you can complete in less …

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Here Comes the Fair, 2022!

We are eagerly planning the 2022 Swain County Agricultural Fair. What can you expect? A traditional county fair style …

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