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Bucolic Briefs

The N.C. Charolais Association will host a consignment sale March 26 at noon at the Shuffler Sale Facility in Union Grove. Bulls, cows and heifers will be offered in this sale. For more, contact Jennie Rucker at (336) 468-1675 or e-mail at ncsa@yadtel.net for a sale catalog.

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The Union County Antique Tractor & Plow Club Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Farm Show & Festival April 9 and 10 at the Union County Ag Center in Monroe. Antique tractors and antique farm equipment including lawn and garden equipment, hit-and-miss engines, fire trucks and more will be on display. The event also includes a bake sale, food, Parade of Power, hayrides, a kiddie tractor pull and other demonstrations.

Pinetuckett will perform at 5 p.m. April 9 with Village Green taking the stage at 8 p.m. The Journeymen will perform gospel music April 10 at 11 a.m.

Show hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.
For more information, contact Ashley Baucom at (704) 507-0025 or Butch Zimmerman at (704) 292-0523 or go to www.unioncountytractors.com.

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White Pine Farm in Rutherfordton will host classes with horseman Peter Campbell, April 15-18. Class sizes are small, so early registration is recommended. To sign up or for information, contact Josh or Heather Church at (828) 429-9672 or e-mail at lazystockhorses@yahoo.com.

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The 6th Annual Spring Herb and Plant Festival will be held April 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Piedmont Farmers Market in Concord. For more information, go to www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com or call Becky Lewis at (704) 920-3310.

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The N.C. State Championship Horse Drawn Plowing Contest will be held June 4 at 10 a.m. at the historic Ivey Burn Plantation six miles south of Erwin on N.C. 217. Contestants will compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. For more information, contact Ronnie Bowen at (919) 820-4067 or Wayne Collier at (910) 980-0066 or e-mail at bowen898@yahoo.com. The contest is sponsored by the N.C. Work Horse and Mule Association.

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The North Carolina chapter of Re-Run, a non-profit organization that places ex-racehorses into adoptive homes, now has thoroughbred racehorses available for adoption. Thoroughbreds are versatile and do well in any number of disciplines including shows, events, fox hunting or pleasure riding, according to Elizabeth Macdonald with Re-Run. For more, go to www.rerun.org or contact Elizabeth Macdonald at hemacd@mindspring.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