Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

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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NC Growing Together to Bring Local Food Supply Chain Together at N.C. A&T

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2016 Media Contact: JJ Richardson, NC Growing Together Website and Communications Coordinator, jj_richardson@ncsu.edu or 919-889-8219 The annual meeting of the North Carolina Growing Together project is hosted this year by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The program begins at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24 … Continue reading NC Growing Together to Bring Local Food Supply Chain Together at N.C. A&T

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Sustainable Ag apprenticeships available

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) near Goldsboro is now accepting applicants for six- to nine-month apprenticeship programs in a variety of sustainable agriculture topics. The application deadline is January 15. This is a hands-on work and study program that trains highly motivated participants in many aspects of sustainable agricultural production and research. The … Continue reading Sustainable Ag apprenticeships available

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Cooperative Extension experts get awards at State Conference

Specialists and county agents of The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T were lauded for excellence and service awards at the N.C. Cooperative Extension 2015 State Conference, Dec. 7-10, in Raleigh. Recognized for program outreach or service are: Mary Jac Brennan, agriculture and commercial horticulture agent for Forsyth County Cooperative Extension, and Danelle Cutting, agriculture and … Continue reading Cooperative Extension experts get awards at State Conference

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Deadline Dec. 1 for organic certification reimbursements from N.C. Dept. of Ag.

Farmers who received organic certification (or recertification) between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014 may be eligible for reimbursement up to $750 from an N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services program that has received funding from USDA. The program provides 75 percent of certification costs (up to $750) for farmers with livestock, crops or … Continue reading Deadline Dec. 1 for organic certification reimbursements from N.C. Dept. of Ag.

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Extension’s 2015 Grassroots Conference set for Saturday before Thanksgiving

The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 2 for The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T’s 2015 Grassroots Leadership Conference, which will be Saturday, Nov. 21, at Montgomery Community College in Troy. The conference, which will begin at 9 a.m. and wind up at 4:30 p.m., will include information sessions and policy updates of timely relevance for … Continue reading Extension’s 2015 Grassroots Conference set for Saturday before Thanksgiving

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Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T hosts community-needs conference

Greensboro – Solving family, farm and community challenges is the focus of the upcoming Grassroots Leadership Conference, hosted by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and its advisory group, the Strategic Planning Council. The free conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 21, at Montgomery Community … Continue reading Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T hosts community-needs conference

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SAES to be major stop on USDA official’s “Next Generation Ag Tour”

A&T will be a major stop on USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden’s upcoming “Next Generation Ag Tour“. Harden will arrive in North Carolina on Oct. 1, and her tentative itinerary for that morning includes a look at the “Discover Ag” youth education program at the University Farm and a “Women of Color in Agriculture” roundtable discussion … Continue reading SAES to be major stop on USDA official’s “Next Generation Ag Tour”

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