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Thinking About Becoming a Farmer?

Before making the decision to become a “farmer,” “agricultural producer,” or “grower,” there are many things that should be …

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2024 WNC AgOptions Informational Session

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meeting will take place at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center 60 Almond School …

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