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1110 Parkway Drive 919.731.4447 www.goldsborosmiles.com Preventative Care/Cleanings • Gum Disease Therapy • neers • Invisalign Crowns & Bridges • Tooth-Colored Fillings • Dental Implants Root Canal Therapy • Dentures & Partials 19DCT0118T© Dental Care the Whole Family will Love MOST CROWNS COMPLETED IN ONLY ONE APPOINTMENT! The show also serves as an annual meeting place for many organizations, with conferences and seminars planned by the Tobacco Growers Association of N.C., the N.C. Department of Agri- culture, the N.C. Department of Labor, the N.C. Agribusiness Council, the Wake County Agribusi- ness Council and others. "We are doing a lot of continuing education for pesticides," he said. "A lot of these guys, farmers and well as landscapers, have to keep up their pesticide licenses. So we do training for that." The show also attracts officials from municipali- ties who are looking for equipment for their parks and recreation departments and other departments as well, he said. "It is a pretty busy show," Zimmerman said. "There is something going on all of the time, but the real thing there is the exhibitors. That is who the farmers come to see. They come to find out what's new and how they can be more profitable and more efficient in their framing operations." The Farm Credit Associations of N.C. will offer the latest information on agricultural financing, while sponsoring music from the Brothers N' Bluegrass. Shows will be daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the auction arena at the front of the Jim Graham Building. The finals of the Future Farmers of America Tractor and Truck Driving Competition are held at the show each year. Spectators will be able to see the best tractor and truck drivers among FFA students from across the state. Additional planned activi- ties for FFA students will be: • The National Tractor Pullers and United Pullers of the Carolinas (UPOC) will have an extensive display of tractor and truck pulling vehicles on display at this year's show. • The South Atlantic Woodsmen's Associa- tion (SAWA) returns to the show for three days of lumberjack, chainsaw and woodsmen demonstrations. Their appearance are spon- sored by Stihl, which will also be at the show with their selection of forestry products. • Three free daily demonstrations at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., are planned for the midway area of the fairgrounds near the show entrance. Show guests will enjoy watch- ing these professionals throw double-bitted axes at targets, tear through 11-inch logs with razor-sharp six pound axes, and create spring- boards in the side of trees as they climb their way to the top. Then it's on to the power equipment, with competitors using Stihl chainsaws to demonstrate the safe and efficient use of these popular forestry essentials. For the last 33 years, the Southern/National Draft Horse Pull has served as the grand finale for the Southern Farm Show. This tradition will continue Friday, Feb. 2 at the Hunt Horse Arena at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Spectators will gather to watch teams of giant draft horses compete for prize money. For more information, contact Southern Shows Inc. at 800-849-0248 or visit www.SouthernFarmShow.com. show for southern farmers continued from page 26 Attendees check out a piece of equipment at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh.

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