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The Onslow County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Melissa Huffman, Agricultural Extension Agent and Referendum Chairman, said 2 polling places have been established in the County. The polling locations are as follows

  1. Onslow County Extension Office, 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville NC 28540
  2. Onslow Feed & Grain, 410 W. Hargett St., Richlands, NC 28574

The referendum is being held to let users and producers of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1948, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years.

A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support agricultural research and education. The assessment is fifteen cents per ton on feed and fertilizer produced in North Carolina.

The funds, about $1.4 million annually, are collected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and then allocated by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.’s. The referendum benefits NC State University and agriculture in North Carolina.

For more information on the referendum please call your County Extension Office at: Onslow County Extension (910) 455-5873 or https://cals.ncsu.edu/nickels-for-know-how/

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Photo of Kate HoltKate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 kate_holt@ncsu.eduOnslow County, North Carolina
Updated on Oct 13, 2016
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