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Aquatic Weeds

Around this time and, unfortunately, late in the season, I start receiving phone calls about how to identify and …


AGAware Worskshop

Are Your Farm Finances on Course? As a farmer (and CEO of your business), managing your finances can be …

Pesticide disposal collection day

Pesticide Disposal Collection Day

RAIN or SHINE – Any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) in original containers and are clearly labeled can be …


Warm-Season Lawns

NEWS RELEASE Weather is warming up, and folks are itching to get outdoors after a long winter of indoor activities. …

Cattle Market Outlook

Cattle Market Outlook

If you are interested in hearing about the outlook of the beef cattle market, make plans to attend this …

The Equine Law Talk

The Equine Law Talk

The Equine Law Talk will cover legal topics for horse owners, including topics about sales/leases, boarding, liability, insurance, estate …


Backyard Blackberries

Are you interested in growing blackberries? Let’s discuss planting, varieties, and proper trellising for appropriate varieties. Pruning techniques and …

Pesticide training

Pesticide Training Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming pesticide training opportunities in Robeson County, held in-person or via Zoom. These trainings …

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    The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

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