What is the Small Farms Collaborative?
The Small Farm Collaborative is an NC A&T initiative to make valuable resources more available to small farmers across North Carolina. The Aggie FarmOn Trailer criss crosses the state each year to ensure communities and farmers have access to all the latest smart technology and time-proven techniques to foster profitable farm enterprises that provide farm fresh, locally produced, foods and farm products to consumers all across North Carolina and beyond.
Most Small Farmers of the Year have spent decades in their fields. Not this year’s honoree. 2018 Small Farmer of the Year Ronald W. Simmons Jr. only started Master Blend Family Farms in 2012. But although Simmons may have less experience than many past winners, he already matches their passion for agriculture. The Duplin County grower was … Continue reading Duplin County Grower is Top Small Farmer in North Carolina →
With the theme “Small Farms, Big Impact,” the 32nd annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will feature workshops, tours, farming demonstrations and a keynote address by North Carolina congresswoman and A&T alumna, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams. Sponsored by Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T, the annual celebration is set for March 25-31 and kicks off with a … Continue reading Small Farms Week promises big festivities →
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has awarded Dr. Misty Blue-Terry, 4-H STEM specialist for Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T, the 2017 Excellence in Extension Regional Award at its annual meeting in November in Washington. At A&T, Blue-Terry provides statewide direction for 4-H programs. She specializes in educational strategies for increasing the technical … Continue reading Dr. Misty Blue-Terry receives APLU Top Honor in Extension Excellence →
Dr. Claudette Smith, who has more than 35 years of experience in program planning, development and implementation, has been appointed associate administrator of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, effective Oct. 1. As the Cooperative Extension associate administrator, Smith’s responsibilities include providing leadership to county operations and state programs. She will … Continue reading Smith named Cooperative Extension associate administrator →
Dr. Rosalind Dale has been appointed associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and administrator of The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dale brings a wealth of experience to this position, including having served as interim Extension administrator since August 2015. In her interim capacity she led … Continue reading Dale named associate dean and Cooperative Extension chief →