The Nickels for Know-How referendum is a 65-year-old voluntary assessment on feed and fertilizer produced and purchased in North Carolina, with funds used to advance agricultural research, education and Cooperative Extension services.
It has been approved every six years since 1951 – by more than 90% of voters – because it made good sense then, it still makes good sense today.
Most of our state’s advances in agricultural research have utilized “Nickels” funds. So have the education programs that help tomorrow farmers get into NC State. And every county benefits from Cooperative Extension agents and programs.
Your vote November 1st can help the fund the vital research and important programs that make North Carolina a great agricultural state. And that just makes good sense.
Richard H. Linton
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University