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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Youth Livestock Showing Tips

Showing livestock can be a magical experience for youth. There is nothing quite like eating, sleeping and living with …

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Multi-Species Fencing Workshop

July 29, 2019 | 5:30–8 p.m. Chatham County Ag Center; 1192 US 64 W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312 If you’re wondering …

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