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Novel Endophyte Fescue Field Day

Click here to view the flyer

Come learn about the latest in establishing novel endophyte fescue, renovating pastures, grazing management, and weed control.

Date:  April 25, 2019

Time:  4:00pm-6:00pm

Location:  Caywood Farm (2306 Moores Mill Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572)

RSVP by: April 17 to 919-560-0558 or email Lisa at

(the event is FREE)


Durham Soil and Water are holding their Annual Bookmark Contest March 1, 2019 - April 26, 2019. I will be glad to stop by your school and pick up any entries you have.  Below is a link to the flyer and contest rules:

 Bookmark flyer

 Contest rules and template

All K-2 grade students in public, parochial and private schools in Durham are eligible. The theme this year is “THINGS FOUND ON A FARM”



Falls Lake Agriculture Rule, 15A NCAC 2B Rule 0280

Establishes collective nitrogen and Phosphorus reduction goals for agricultural operations in the watershed. This rule will affect anyone who engages in agricultural operations in the Falls Lake Watershed, produces crops or horticulture products (excluding trees) primarily for financial profit, engages in research activities in support of commercial production or has:

  • 5 or more horses
  • 20 or more cattle
  • 20 or more swine not in a feedlot
  • 150 or more swine in a feedlot
  • 120 or more sheep
  • 130 or more goats
  • 650 or more turkeys
  • 3,500 or more chickens
  • any combination that exceeds 20,000 pounds of live weight at anytime
All persons this rule effects must register with their Local Advisory Committee. To register or for more details, please visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's website at