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AgVentures Grant Opportunity for Farmers

News-release The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting a informational meeting regarding the 2018 NC AgVentures Grant Program on Tuesday, …

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Solar PV Education Meeting

JOHNSTON COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO HOST SOLAR PV EDUCATION MEETING From: Bryant Spivey, County Extension Director bmspivey@ncsu.edu 919-989-5380 A solar education meeting will explain …

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JCNA Tour of Smith's Nursery

June 27, 2017 JCNA Tour of Smith’s Nursery JCNA Member meet at 443 SANDERS RD, BENSON, NC 27504 at 6 p.m. sharp Dinner provided …

Johnston County Grower-January 2016

Update on production meetings, safety re-certification classes, and other pesticide credit classes. Also included, local corn and soybean variety …

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Extension Gardener Classes

The Johnston County Office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a series of classes on gardening …

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