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.
Registration is open for the 31st annual Small Farms Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s tribute to small–scale agriculture, which kicks off March 19 with a timely theme: growing a safe, sustainable food system. Sponsored by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T , Small Farms Week will be celebrated March 19-25 … Continue reading Farming bests football and stresses a safe food system as 31st Small Farms Week arises →
CAES faculty members who work with farmers may want to inform them of two upcoming workshops in Charlotte and Raleigh, given by FreshPoint produce distributors and sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) – N.C. Growing Together. FreshPoint is offering an information session and tour of their Raleigh and … Continue reading Cooperative Extension & CEFS hosting workshops for farmers →
Several staff members of The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T were honored at the awards ceremony of the 2016 North Carolina Cooperative Extension state conference. Faculty, staff and administrators of A&T Extension at N.C. State Extension convene annually to discuss policy and program updates, attend workshops and honor achievement. This year’s conference was held Nov. 14-17 in … Continue reading Honors for Cooperative Extension →
Growers who would like to maximize their profits by extending their growing season can learn the techniques from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the A&T University Farm, 3136 McConnell Road in Greensboro. Members of The Cooperative Extension Program's agriculture and natural resources team will demonstrate high-tunnel production methods during a free workshop at the farm's horticulture unit. Participants will learn to stretch their growing season into fall- and winter-markets for vegetables such as kale, collards, lettuce, carrots, pac choi, green onions,
Two sessions of “Season Extension with High Tunnels – Maximizing Use and Producing Profits” are scheduled for this fall. Presenters from The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University will discuss equipment vendors, and offer updates on marketing strategies and federal funding for high-tunnel construction. Geared toward producers selling into wholesale markets, as well as toward Extension agents who are assisting growers with wholesale market expansion, the full-day, hands-on workshops will offer tools to help growers maximize the efficient use and profitability of high tunnels. “Season extension is one way that farmers can access markets six weeks longer, and really capitalize