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Raising Backyard Poultry

Backyard poultry has become increasingly popular across our area in recent years. For some, one or two chickens are …

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2022 Apple Field Day

Join us at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center for the 2022 Apple Field Day. We’ll begin …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale a Success!!

Thank you to everyone that purchased plants during our 2022 4-H plant sale! For all supporters who purchased plants, …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale, Order Now

Cherokee County 4-H annual plant and fruit tree sale started January 26 and will continue through the March 14. …

Should I Stock My Pond With Trout?

Spring and Fall are excellent times to stock trout in recreational ponds. However, stocking trout without knowing if they …

Frost Seeding Clover

Adding clover to pastures is a cost effective way to improve pasture forages and it is a cheap source …

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2022 Farm School

Cherokee and Graham County Centers have teamed together to offer a series of Farm School educational programs that will help farmers, homeowners, gardeners …

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Exploring Nutritional Half-Truths

There’s a lot of dietary information that sounds good on the surface, but stops short of being sound advice. It’s …

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Meet the Residents

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