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Agricultural Review

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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


The 3rd Annual Seed Swap and Garden Party will be held May 5 in Lincolnton. The all-day event is free and features seminars and demonstrations on composting, no-till/no-plow gardening and earthworms. Visitors will see antique farm equipment on display and at work, including a 1915 hit 'n' miss engine powering a 1910 Letz feed grinder and a restored 1944 John Deere B tractor. There will be free Lenten roses for visitors, along with plants for sale or for free, many gardening books, magazines and flower pots for sale, and decorations for patios, sun rooms, gardens and potting sheds. Visitors can bring any garden-related items to swap, sell or give away. The event will be held at 2018 Fox Creek Trail in Lincolnton. For more, contact Rebecca White at 704-732-1160.


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.


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 or contact Elizabeth Macdonald at


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, 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

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