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Natural Wetlands

Wetlands are an important natural resource that make up a significant amount of the landscape in North Carolina. They …

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40 Gallon Challenge

Join the effort across North Carolina to conserve water. Take the 40 Gallon Challenge! The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call …

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2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

COME JOINT US!!! FARM CITY BANQUET Thursday, September 24th will be the date. At the Union County Agricultural Services & Conference Center 3230 …

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Farm Fresh Ventures- Join Now!!!

Farm Fresh Ventures is starting it’s subscription offering for the 2014 season! Join before January 1st to lock in your …

Beaver Management Assistance Program

Union County participates in Beaver Management Assistance Program. BMAP is run by USDA Wildlife Services and educates the public and …

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