Nickels for Know-How referendum set

Staff Report

The Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Nov. 1. The Yadkin County Cooperative Extension office, located at 2051 Agricultural Way in Yadkinville, will serve as the polling place. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 two-thirds favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support agricultural research and education. The assessment is 15 cents per 100 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 North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.’s 148 volunteer Board of Directors to support agricultural research and extension projects at NC State University benefitting agriculture in North Carolina.

For more information on the referendum, call the Yadkin Extension office at 336-679-2061.

Staff Report

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