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Sanford Farmers' Market Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the Sanford Farmers’ Market will not be open Saturday, October 1. Please plan to visit …

Hunger Action Month

September Is Hunger Action Month

September marks Hunger Action Month, a time to bring awareness to food access disparities in our community and to …

This is YOUR Fair!

History at the Fair

The Lee Regional Fair is known to be a strong supporter of agriculture, but did you know history can …

Watermelon slices

Harvest Highlight: Watermelons

It is a one-in-a-melon time of the year! Sliced, diced, or balled, watermelons are rich in vitamins and minerals, …

Preserving Q & A

Q & A When is the peak food preservation season? I would say the peak season for home canning runs from …

Local Christmas Trees

North Carolina Christmas Trees

It’s no secret that Christmas trees are a big part of the agricultural landscape of North Carolina. So big …

Pesticide Credits Offered

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County is offering pesticide training on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The following training …

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This publication provides statewide average results for 2019 hemp strain testing.

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2019 North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results - Rowan County

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2019 North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results - Henderson County

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