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Meeting to discuss funding for farmers

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LOUISBURG — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation will present a program Thursday on their funding availability for the coming year.

With the passage of the USDA Farm Bill, funds have been allocated to various targeted programs and those new or expanded programs will be discussed.

Julius George and Terry Best, USDA representatives, and Kelly Hedgepeth from N.C. DSWC, will discuss the many programs and how they can benefit the farm.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension will also outline other grant opportunities for farmers.

A chicken meal will be provided at 6 p.m., followed by the program in the Annex meeting room at the Franklin County Agricultural Services Building, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg.

To preregister for the meeting, contact the Franklin County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344 before Tuesday.

For more information, contact Martha L. Mobley, or 919-496-3344.