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Soldiers to Agriculture Program

N.C. Cooperative Extension – Cumberland County is proud to announce our partnership with Fort Bragg Military Installation in offering the …

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2022 AgPrime Grant Funding

The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center is pleased to announce a new round of funding of the UMO …

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Muscadines in the Home Garden

Muscadines in the Home Garden will be offered as a Better Living Series workshop on October 14, 2021, from …

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May 2021 Livestock Newsletter

Are you looking for the latest livestock tips and information? Please take a look at the May 2021 Livestock …

March 2021 Livestock Newsletter

The March Livestock Newsletter is available for your review. If you have any questions concerning the newsletter, please contact …

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