• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

The NC Cooperative Extension Program at NC A & T State University Hosts Small Farms Week 2015

The 29th Annual Small Farms Week recognizes the producers of small-scale agriculture in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less, annually, in gross sales. The celebration begins March 23 with festivities in Yancey County, home of the 2014 Small Farmer of the Year, Ryan Wiebe of Wiebe Farmin’, and culminates with Small Farmers’ Appreciation Day, March 25 at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Father-son farming families, advice from agricultural experts and recognition of landmark Congressional legislation will inform this year's celebration of small farming in North Carolina, sponsored annually by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

The 29th annual observance of Small Farms Week is March 22-28, and features workshops, tours, demonstrations and the announcement of the 2015 Small Farmer of the Year. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act, which created 1890 land-grant institutions such as N.C. A&T State University, as well as 18 other historically black colleges and universities.

Click here for more information about events or call 336.334.7956.

Related: Small Farms Week 2015 Scholarship Application Form

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