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"Putting Small Acreage to Work"

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Ever wanted to use small plots of land to your advantage or start an alternative crop? Register now. North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Brunswick County Center is holding a conference, “Putting Small Acreage to Work” on Tuesday, January 29, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Training Center, Building N, County Government Complex, Bolivia. The conference is geared toward people who have a “small tract” of land and are looking for ways to increase their income. Participants could either be small-scale farmers or landowners who own a few acres and are searching for ways to “put the land to work”. Conference topics include pastured pork production, freshwater prawn production, plastic culture and drip irrigation, maximizing farmers market opportunities, agricultural tourism, farmer-to-farmer mentoring programs, local food movement, current trends and other alternative enterprises. The program will feature presentations and exhibits by university personnel and will provide opportunities to network with local producers. Cost for the conference is $7.00 per person; the fee includes lunch, refreshments and resource materials. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 24. Please contact Cooperative Extension at (910) 253-2610 for more information or to register. North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational partnership of N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University, county governments and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its mission is to help people put research-based knowledge to work for economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and an improved quality of life. North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating

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