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Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center is already being put to the test. High path avian influenza, animal necropsies, dog treat recall – busy times at the lab. The lab has hosted a number of registered pesticide technician schools where training and testing is provided to structural pest control operators and technicians.

Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center is already being put to the test. High path avian influenza, animal necropsies, dog treat recall – busy times at the lab. The lab has hosted a number of registered pesticide technician schools where training and testing is provided to structural pest control operators and technicians.

The official opening of the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center happened in late March, but there has been no shortage of work for the newly opened lab center. If you pay attention to local news stories, you may have even heard about investigations and tests...

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North Carolina Forest Service and USDA Forest Service ask people not to fly drones around wildfires. It impedes an agency’s response, put pilots at risk and is illegal.

North Carolina Forest Service and USDA Forest Service ask people not to fly drones around wildfires. It impedes an agency’s response, put pilots at risk and is illegal.

Summary: Technology can help us in many ways, but when it comes to wildfire response, a resident’s use of a drone in a fire area can actually hinder efforts to control a wildfire. Plus, it is illegal and puts responding pilots and grounds crews at risk.   Summary of Talking Points:: Every minute and second […]

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Shoppers can find lots of local produce in season now as farmers markets are hitting their peak. Shopping local helps support farmers, ensuring access to local foods.

Shoppers can find lots of local produce in season now as farmers markets are hitting their peak. Shopping local helps support farmers, ensuring access to local foods.

Farmers markets are bustling places across North Carolina with many fresh fruits, vegetables and meats being available now for shoppers. Supporting farmers markets helps support North Carolina farmers who face significant increases in input costs. Talking Points:   Weren’t we just celebrating Christmas? And talking about North Carolina Christmas trees? It’s hard to believe it’s […]

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N.C. State Fair able to offer $57,000 in scholarships this year to 28 junior livestock show recipients. Funds to help with higher education expenses.

N.C. State Fair able to offer $57,000 in scholarships this year to 28 junior livestock show recipients. Funds to help with higher education expenses.

Summary: The N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions each year raises money for show winners, but also for junior livestock show participants through scholarships. Since this program started in 2015, nearly $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded to young people who have participated in the junior livestock shows. I was recently able to […]

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