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WNC Area Beef Conference

The 2018 WNC Area Beef Conference is scheduled for December 7, 2018, from 1–5 p.m. at the WNC Regional …

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FFA Club Garden

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County is helping the Murphy Middle School FFA club start a market garden to be …

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Tri-County Beef Cattle Program

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee and Graham Counties are offering a program for local cattle producers. Assistant Professor and Extension …

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Backyard Milk Goats Seminar

I bet you have always dreamed of raising your own goats. The Community Council of the Georgia Mountain Research …

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Sign Up for Our Newsletter Today

The Cherokee County Center publishes an electronic newsletter each month. Learn about the educational classes and workshops conducted each …

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Growing Farmers to Feed Our Future

Learn How N.C. Cooperative Extension is growing farmers for the future on. To learn about careers in Agriculture contact …

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