Farmers Vote November 17th : Nickels for Know-How

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Attention Montgomery County Farmers

The Montgomery County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on
Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The polling location for the referendum will be the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County Center located at: 203 West Main St. Troy, NC.

The referendum, held by law every 6 years, allows users and producers of feed and/or fertilizer to decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1948. 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 hundred pounds 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 Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.’s 148 volunteer Board of Directors to support agricultural research and Extension projects at North Carolina State University benefitting agriculture in North Carolina.

For more information on the referendum, please call your County Extension Center at 910-576-6011.