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Cover photo for Local Farmers Market Is Moving Indoors

Local Farmers Market Is Moving Indoors

Hooray! Graham County Farmers Market will be located inside the Community Building, 196 Knight Street each Saturday until December 18, 2021. We …

Cover photo for 2022 Farm School

2022 Farm School

Cherokee and Graham County Centers have teamed together to offer a series of Farm School educational programs that will help farmers, …

contest winner in front of fall display with certificate and county extension director

Giant Pumpkin Contest Winner

P.D. Royal was the big winner of the giant pumpkin contest held by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Graham County. …

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WNC AgOptions 2022 Cycle Delay

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2022 grant cycle launch has been delayed. We intend to have a grant …

Raymond Norton with giant pumpkins on truck

Land of the Giants!

As fall quickly approaches, the town of Robbinsville has been overtaken by giant pumpkins thanks to the generosity of …

Ribbons won at local fair

Big Day at the Fair!

Local beekeeper Alan Wamsley recently won both first place and “Best in Show” for his light sourwood honey at …

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Tomato Taste Test Results

North Carolina Cooperative Extension would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Graham County Farmer’s Market this past …

Cover photo for On the Lookout for Pinkeye

On the Lookout for Pinkeye

Now that hot, humid weather is gaining a foothold here in the mountains, cattle producers need to keep a …

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