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August 18, 2006

Moore County tour focuses on agriculture

Beginning with a stop at Samarkand Manor, Chamber of Commerce members plunged deep into Moore County farm country last Friday afternoon.

They feasted on vegetable muffins and tomato sandwiches at Samarkand Manor, visited a field of organic flue-cured tobacco, and saw and heard the joys and challenges of raising peaches.

Co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Agribusiness Awareness Day Tour was designed to introduce the uninitiated to the farm scene and to bring others up to date on the latest in farm practices. Extension Director Craven Hudson and Extension horticulture agent Taylor Williams served as guides.

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Posted by Natalie at August 18, 2006 07:30 AM