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A Coggins/Rabies clinic for horses will be held March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. Contact Tony Youngblood at 828-693-7387 for more information.

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A Coggins and Rabies vaccination clinic for horses will be held March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Weeks Drive across from the Golden Corral restaurant in Roxboro. For information, contact Rob Hall, 336-503-7183.

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The sixth-annual Agritourism Networking Association Conference will be held March 8 and 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville. The two-day event will feature informative speakers, workshops, optional farm tours and networking opportunities for agritourism entrepreneurs and those interested in rural tourism in North Carolina. Registration is $100. For more information or a registration form, contact agritourism manager Martha Glass at 919-707-3120 or go to www.ncagr.gov/agritourism.

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The Union County Antique Tractor & Power Club, Inc. will have its 3rd Annual Farm Show & Festival April 14 and 15 at the Union County Ag Center, at 3230 Presson Road/Hwy. 74, in Monroe. Show hours are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes a display of antique tractors and old farm-related equipment, bake sale, a parade of power, hayrides and a kiddie tractor pull. Admission is $5. For more, contact Ashely Baucom at 704-507-0025 or Butch Zimmerman at 704-292-0523, or go to www.unioncountytractors.com.

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The New Bern Farmers Market is looking for producers of farm and farm-related products to be vendors at the market. The New Bern market is open every Saturday all year. For more information, contact Julie McKeon at 252-637-4172.

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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.

 

 

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