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Macclesfield tobacco grower James Corbett, right, was one of 25 tobacco growers and related professionals who recently completed a tobacco short course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Production practices from seedling production through curing were taught. Two highlights of the course were U.S. Department of Agriculture tobacco grading taught by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service specialist Bobby Wellons and a visit to the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh that serves 500,000 Mexican nationals in North Carolina and another 200,000 in South Carolina.