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The Agritourim Networking Association is hosting a series of statewide agritourism workshops in April. Workshops dates and locations follow: April 2 at Ijames Heritage Farm in Davie County; April 16 at Hope Plantation in Bertie County; April 23 at Duplin Winery in Duplin County and April 30 at The Orchard at Altapass in McDowell County.

The Agritourism Networking Association represents nearly 400 agritourism farmers and rural tourism supporters. For more, go to www.ncagr.gov/agritourism.

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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 Coastal Carolina Saddle Club will hold horse shows April 18, June 13, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. Rain dates are the following Sundays. Shows feature English, Western and gaming classes. For more, contact Linda Barker at (252) 560-3213.

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Tar River Land Conservancy will hold a workshop, The Financial Benefits of Conservation Easements, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edgecombe Community College’s Rocky Mount Campus. The workshop is designed for farmers, landowners and their professional advisers. Program topics include state and federal tax incentives available for placing land under conservation easement. For more or to register, contact Cynthia Satterfield at (919) 496-5902 or go to www.tarriver.org.

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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