Nomination deadline nigh for 2016 Small Farmer of the Year
The nomination deadline for the 2016 North Carolina A&T Small Farmer of the Year Award is Friday, Aug. 21. The winner, to be announced on Small Farmers Appreciation Day in March, will be a farm in North Carolina that exemplifies success, innovation and leadership in small-scale agriculture. For family farmers to in the running, a family member must be making general management decisions, they must provide a farmer at least half of his or her gross annual income from farming, and they should not have averaged more than $250,000 in annual gross farm revenue over the last three years. Nomination forms are available at the SAES website along with a prose and pictorial capsule of the high-tunnel hoop structures, transplant production and other innovations that brought Magnolia and Louis Williams the 2015 N.C. Small Farmers of the Year Award for the success story that their Vance County farm embodies.