The Johnston County Agribusiness Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Nick Lassiter of the N.C. Department of Agriculture will talk about commodity markets, futures, hedging and price-risk management for grains and soybeans. To attend, call the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380.
A forest-management workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Johnston County Livestock Arena, 520 County Home Road, Smithfield. Topics include taxation, cost-share assistance, pest control, longleaf pine establishment and the state’s Tree Farm program. To attend, call the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380.
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Johnston County’s pesticide container rinse and recycle program now has six drop-off sites. They are 820 Stewart Road, Four Oaks; 1096 Scout Road in the Bentonville community; 9349 N.C. 96 South in the Meadow community; 5677 U.S. 301, Kenly; 15031 Buffalo Road, Clayton; and the Johnston County landfill on County Home Road, Smithfield.
Properly rinsed containers can be taken to these sites during normal operating hours. You do not need a county solid waste sticker to dispose of containers.