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Hay Field Day to be held July 12

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Hay balesThe hay field day will feature presentations by representatives of N.C. State University, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and other agencies.

Hay production will be the focus of a July 12 field day at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville. The event is sponsored by N.C. State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics include mowing, tedding and spraying; calibrating sprayers; preparing for emergencies; pasture and hay fertility; and raking and baling.

Speakers include representatives of NCDA&CS, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, the Haywood County Farm Bureau and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.

For information, contact Mountain Research Station Research Operations Manager Kaleb Rathbone at (828) 456-3943 or A map with directions is available online at

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