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Cover photo for 2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

WNC Communities administers the WNC AgOptions grant, which provides funding to farmers who are diversifying their farm business. In preparation …

Cover photo for 2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

Standard, Bantam, Duck, Geese, Guinea and Turkey Show Schedule: All poultry MUST be blood tested Wednesday, September 27 between 4:00 p.m. …

Cover photo for Pesticide Collection Day

Pesticide Collection Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is …

Cover photo for WNC Beef Commission Tour

WNC Beef Commission Tour

WNC Beef Cattle Commission strengthens the beef cattle market in the mountains through educational programs and opportunities. Join us …

Cover photo for WNC Beef Commission Beef Tour

WNC Beef Commission Beef Tour

Save the Date! All Beef producers are welcome! We will be traveling to Watauga County to tour for the day; …

Cover photo for Eating Appalachian: All About Ramps

Eating Appalachian: All About Ramps

April means RAMPS in Western North Carolina! Ramp digging and making lovely Appalachian meals with the wonderful wild onion …

Cover photo for 2023 Grower's Certificates Information

2023 Grower's Certificates Information

Grower’s Certificates are maintained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center to certify producers who are selling agricultural products grown in …

Cover photo for Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Each year, the Dairy Photo Contest allows youth to put their creative talents to use to develop a message about the dairy industry …

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