Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

Dale named associate dean and Cooperative Extension chief

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

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Student cooking competition adds more spice to Small Farms Week

A live, Iron Chef-style cook-off between students in their mecca of munching, Williams Dining Hall, is featured as the closing event of a week set aside each March to celebrate agricultural  accomplishments in North Carolina. The cooking competition is also a fun way to involve students in Small Farms Week, N.C. A&T’s annual celebration of small-scale … Continue reading Student cooking competition adds more spice to Small Farms Week

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Farming bests football and stresses a safe food system as 31st Small Farms Week arises

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

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Cooperative Extension & CEFS hosting workshops for farmers

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

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Honors for Cooperative Extension

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

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Fall into high-tunnel production at the A&T University Farm

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 […]

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Register for Fall High Tunnel Workshops

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 […]

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Big Nominations for Small Farmers

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Do you know an exceptional small-farm businessman or businesswoman? Why not nominate him or her as the North Carolina Small Farmer of the Year, an annual award made by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Now is your chance to embrace and applaud the accomplishments of an outstanding farmer. The […]

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Specialist lauded for outstanding outreach

Dr. Misty Blue-Terry, 4-H specialist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T, is one of two outstanding Extension specialists in the state for 2016. Blue-Terry is recognized by the North Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists for exceptional work and partnership with county Extension agents. The award, … Continue reading Specialist lauded for outstanding outreach

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Sampson County couple are top small farmers in North Carolina

Greensboro – Sampson County growers Donnie and Alease Williams were named the 2016 North Carolina Small Farmers of the Year by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University during ceremonies Wednesday on the campus. The couple and their D&A Farm were lauded for more than 50 years of farm production, … Continue reading Sampson County couple are top small farmers in North Carolina

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