Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

Small Farms Week promises big festivities

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 discussion and farm tours March 26 in Robeson County, home of 2017 N.C. Small Farmer of the Year, Lucius Epps. Campus events are also scheduled on the March 26 opening date at Webb Hall. Small Farms Week activities continue March 27-28 at A&T, with educational workshops, demonstrations and a March 28 luncheon where the 2018 Small Farmer of the Year will be announced.

Adams is the featured speaker for that Small Farmers’ Appreciation Day luncheon at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The observance winds down with an appearance

Cooperative Extension at A&T supports small-scale farmers with educational programs designed to promote sustainability and profitability. Last year alone, it made almost 50,000 contacts with farmers.

For a schedule of events, visit the Small Farms Week web page at http://www.ncat.edu/caes/sfw/index.html

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