The conference included workshops on leadership skills, community development and running a chapter.
The students also visited the National Mall and the top of the Washington monument. Lumberton FFA alumni helped with the expenses of the trip.
LUMBERTON — The extension office will offer computer classes to help farmers learn how to utilize computers in their operation. The classes teach basic computer operation and hot to use a computer to help manage a farm and keep records.
The five-week session starts at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Registration fees may be waived. For information, call Nelson Brownlee at (910) 671-3276.
LUMBERTON — Pesticide re-certification training will be offered Sept. 8 at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center in Lumberton. The class for category V will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Categories X, G, H, L, N, O and D will be taught from 7 to 9 p.m.
For information or to register, call the extension center at (910) 671-3276.
LUMBERTON — The forage show for the North Carolina State Fair will accept hay entries until Sept. 25 when entry forms are due.
To enter, gather a forage sample and submit it to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture lab by Sept. 18. There is a $10 entry fee. Entries will be judged on sensory characteristics and chemical analysis.
For information visit ncstatefair.org/ or call Extension Agent Michelle Shooter at (910) 671-3276.
LUMBERTON — Applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program will be accepted until Sept. 30.
A list of requirements is available online at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Web site, nrcs.usda.gov/new_csp or by visiting the Lumberton office on Caton Road.
For information, call Jeremy Roston at (910) 739-5478, Ext. 3.