Come tour local, sustainable farms and discover the delicious meat, dairy, fruits and veggies produced right here in the Piedmont! Conducted by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Details will be at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft/
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The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct an Industrial Hemp Production Workshop on Monday March 19 from 6-9 pm in Pittsboro. The workshop will feature NCSU researchers and specialists plus growers, processors, and others in the hemp industry. Advance registration is required. See a complete agenda and get registration details at go.ncsu.edu/2018-hemp
Chatham County invites residents to our first annual Spring Ag Fest at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Spring Ag Fest is a celebration of Chatham County's agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. The event will offer something for everyone: livestock, exhibits, demonstrations, food trucks, and more. The Livestock Arena will feature a demonstration 4-H livestock show, a barrel racing demo, dressage demo, cutting horse demo, sheep herding demo, and a Parade of Breeds. Exhibitors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get an up-close look at the Forest Service’s firefighting helicopter and meet Smokey the Bear. The event is free and open to the public.