Hosted by Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University, Small Farms Field Day is an annual free event that showcases ongoing agricultural research and demonstration projects. The projects focus on sustainable agricultural practices that help small- and limited-resource farmers make more profits. Demonstrations Industrial Hemp for CBD Oil High Tunnel Vegetables Facts and Myths [...]
The largest classroom at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University isn’t just for faculty and students.
Including demonstrations of: Insect screening and trellising for high-tunnel organics High tunnel ginger production Small-scale organic pecan production Converting agricultural- and food-wastes into energy Artificial insemination of beef cattle: the basics Pasture pork production and management Displays/posters: Industrial hemp in North Carolina Using multifunctional operations to improve long-term profits Nutrition Matters: farmers, families, and communities [...]
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 [...]
Grow cold-weather crops in high tunnels! Learn to: Extend your growing season using high tunnels Grow for fall and winter markets Use trellising methods Use row covers and low tunnels to manage temperature, humidity, pests Plus: update on organic strawberries
Registration is currently open for the 2016 Grassroots Leadership Conference! Theme: Community Leadership: Creating Young and Adult Partnerships Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Time: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. | Program starts at 9 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m. Location: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Alumni-Foundation Event Center 200 N. Benbow Road, [...]
November/December 2015 -- NC Growing Together and the Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are sponsoring trainings for farmers and extension agents on how to use the Veggie Compass, a whole-farm profit management tool developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The tool is free and can be downloaded at http://www.veggiecompass.com/. [...]