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The East Coast World Finals Rodeo will be held March 6-8 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte. The event is sanctioned by the Mid-Atlantic Professional Rodeo Association. For more, call (704) 882-6994.

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The Stanly County Beekeepers Club will host a beginning beekeeping class March 17-20 at the Stanly County Agricultural Center in Albemarle. The classes start at 7 p.m. For more information, call Joe Smith at (704) 463-7039 or e-mail at smithjoe@vnet.net.

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Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association will host Southern Farm Days March 21 and 22 at the Boys and Girls Home Horse Complex in Lake Waccamaw. The event features traditional music, a Sunday morning worship service, food, antique tractors, a draft horse pull and old-time farm and home demonstrations. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Home. For more, contact Dave Parks, (910) 540-4141.

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A large animal vaccination and Coggins clinic will be held March 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kirby Creek Equine Rehab and Support Center at 1049 Pilot Knob Lane, Pinnacle. The drive-through clinic is offered by the center in cooperation with Lexington Large Animal. There is a $10 processing fee. Call (336) 368-2060 for information or to schedule an appointment.

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The 4th Annual Herb and Plant Sale will be held April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Piedmont Farmers’ Market in Concord. Extension agents and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Admission is free. For vendor information, contact Peggy King at (704) 782-2714. For general information, contact Becky Lewis at (704) 920-3323 or 920-3315 or go to www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages livestock producers to register their farms with the NCFarmID program. NCFarmID is a voluntary program to register farms for a national identification number as a way to protect livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. For more, contact NCDA&CS at (919) 715-2951 or go to www.NCFarmID.com.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047