First Monday in March cutoff for Small Farms Week stipends for farmers
The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T has limited funding support available to cover lodging, meals and registration fees for selected small-scale farmers (applicants must rely on farming for at least 50 percent of annual gross income) during Small Farms Week, March 22 to 28. Applications for this funding support will be accepted until Monday, March 2.
Among the on-campus events during Small Farms Week is an educational forum that will have programs on farm bill grants and loans, farmland ownership transitions and estate planning, integrated pest management research, managing soil organic matter and respiratory health issues for farm labor. Small Farms Week will also offer farmers opportunities to speak with authorities on ginseng, mushrooms, agroforestry, community gardening, pastured poultry and pork production, small ruminant and many other alternative crops and farm-based enterprises.