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WNC 4-H Pullet Program 2024

Henderson and Buncombe Counties have partnered together to offer another year of the WNC 4-H Pullet Project! The program …

Cover photo for 2023 Waynesville Bull Test Sale

2023 Waynesville Bull Test Sale

Mark your calendars and come shop at the Bull Sale, Dec 2nd! WNC Regional Livestock Center – Canton, NC. North …

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7th Avenue Brooklyn Community Garden

Situation Located adjacent to Sullivan Park in the historic 7th Avenue District of Hendersonville, NC this community garden was started …

Cover photo for 8th Grade Tours for 2023

8th Grade Tours for 2023

8th Grade Agricultural School Tours were delivered to over 100 youth in Henderson County Public Schools. This was the …

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Injury Prevention for Gardeners

Last week, Issac (Agriculture Program Assistant) and I spent some time cleaning up our yard and gardens here at …

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