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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 …

Minda Daughtry

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 …

2021 Swain Ag Fair

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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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Being active is essential for good health. Tai Chi consists of moving from one stance to another in a …

Walkie Talkie Spring - Fall 2022

Get Moving with the Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Walking is a great and simple exercise that’s good for nearly everyone. Walking is easy …

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