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Beginner Beekeeper School

2024 Beginner Beekeeper School

Introduction to Beekeeping Benefits of Beekeeping Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive Apprehensions and Decisions Basic Equipment for Beekeepers Obtaining and Installing Honey Bees Opening …

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Fall Into New at the Fair

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Homegrown Mushrooms Workshop

We are hosting a Shiitake mushroom workshop. Did you know mushrooms are considered a powerhouse superfood? They are loaded …

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Beef Reproduction Field Day

Join us for a hands-on beef reproduction field day on November 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. at the Sampson County …

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Fall Into Extension

It’s that time of year when the sweltering heat gets so bad, you’d think a chicken could lay an …

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Timing Is Everything

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The Impact of 4-H

I recently had the privilege of attending our district 4-H activity day in Kinston where nearly one hundred youth …

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11th Annual Summer Extravaganza

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