Nickels for Know-How Referendum 11/17

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Vote this Thursday. The Carteret County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022. County polling sites include:

Beaufort Ace Home Center,1511 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Newport Garden Center, Inc, 291 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

Tractor Supply, Co, 2900 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Carteret County Center, 303 College Cir, Morehead City, NC 28557

The referendum is being held to let users and producers of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program which has been in place since 1948. The law requires that a new referendum be held every 6 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 hundred pounds on feed and fertilizer produced in NC.

The funds, about $1.4 million annually, are collected by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and then allocated by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.’s 148 volunteer Board of Directors to support agricultural research and extension projects at NC State University benefitting agriculture in NC.

For more info on the referendum, please call your County Extension Office at 252.222.6352.

The Nickels for Know-How Referendum supports agricultural research and extension projects at NC State University