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Policies and Procedures

McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Policies and Procedures  Facility Use Request Form

Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report


Sandhills Farm to

A good way to get healthy is to eat lots of fruits and veggies.  The Sandhills Farm To Table CSA is the place to begin and this year you have the option to "pay as you go" by credit cards. By joining the SF2T co-op, subscribing members will receive weekly, or every other week, a variety box of fresh local produce.  Each box will have around ten pounds of produce to include at least two varieties of fruits and six of vegetables. Members will also receive a weekly newsletter, have access to the online Artisan Market, can subscribe to a produce/bread box, be able to buy bulk produce from our growers and have their purchase delivered to the McSwain Center on Thursdays from 3-6pm. Members can choose a “pay per delivery” option this year which allows for smaller payments billed to their credit card at each delivery. We begin on April 16th. Attached is information about the program.  Please share with others and encourage them to participate and support our local agriculture.  To join the co-op visit the website https://coop.sandhillsfarm2table.com/ SF2T 2015 Poster The 2015 Season is here! Membership sign-up & Produce Box Subscriptions

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McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
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Mc swain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
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