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John Cothren

County Extension Director and Ext Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Field Crops Wilkes County
Street Address: 416 Executive Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Mailing Address: 416 Executive Dr
Suite B
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Recent Posts by John Cothren

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2020 Southern Farm Show

Dear Farmers and Farm Leaders: You are invited to the 2020 Southern Farm Show on Friday, February 7, 2020, at …


Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Fall usually brings cooler weather and changing leaves. Until recently the weather hasn’t been cooler and the majority of …

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Auxin Herbicide Training Schedule

All persons planning to apply dicamba (Engenia, FeXapan, or XtendiMax) to Xtend cotton or soybeans or 2,4-D (Enlist Duo or …

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As most producers experienced their first frost last weekend, another potential dangerous crop to ruminant animals is Johnsongrass. Johnsongrass …

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Tips for Making the Most of Silage

With the recent popularity of haylage production within the county, attention needs to be taken on handling, storage and …

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