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Successful Small
Farms Opportunities Conference -February 28, 2015

Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference: Saturday, February 28th (PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE 2015 BROCHURE FOR CONFERENCE) SSFOC2015Brochure There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer.  To explore several options, a regional conference will be held on Saturday, February 28th entitled “Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference.” The Conference will be held at the Vance-Granville Community College Multi-purpose Building in Louisburg. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Participants will be able to attend a variety of workshops to learn the latest farming information from successful producers and educators in North Carolina. The topics will include: Pastured Pork Production & Marketing, Shiitake Mushroom Production & Marketing (hands-on), Social Media on Your Farm, Permaculture, Hi-Tunnels: Pros & Cons, Small-scale Beef Production & Marketing, Poultry Production & Marketing, Raising Capital to Start a New Farm Venture, Solar Energy on a Farm, and Successful Business Planning for Farms. Speakers will outline North Carolina’s legislative update on small farm issues along with a panel discussion on the Future of Small Farming in NC during lunch. Various trade show vendors will discuss grant and farm loan opportunities, equipment display, animal welfare programs, as well as agricultural commodity groups represented. All participants will receive a resource notebook that will contain information presented throughout the day.  Registration is only $20 per person and includes a resource notebook, refreshments, and lunch (only $10 for additional attendees from the same farm/family on or before February 23rd. After the 23rd including at the door on February 28th, registration will be an additional $10 per person. A Conference brochure along with registration form can be downloaded at http://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu or www.franklincountyfarmfresh.com or call Martha Mobley, Agriculture Agent, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344 for more information. The Conference is limited to the first 75 participants to register. Sponsors of the Conference are the NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Successful Small
Farms Opportunities Conference -February 28, 2015

Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference: Saturday, February 28th (PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE 2015 BROCHURE FOR CONFERENCE) SSFOC2015Brochure There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer.  To explore several options, a regional conference will be held on Saturday, February 28th entitled “Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference.” The Conference will be held at the Vance-Granville Community College Multi-purpose Building in Louisburg. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Participants will be able to attend a variety of workshops to learn the latest farming information from successful producers and educators in North Carolina. The topics will include: Pastured Pork Production & Marketing, Shiitake Mushroom Production & Marketing (hands-on), Social Media on Your Farm, Permaculture, Hi-Tunnels: Pros & Cons, Small-scale Beef Production & Marketing, Poultry Production & Marketing, Raising Capital to Start a New Farm Venture, Solar Energy on a Farm, and Successful Business Planning for Farms. Speakers will outline North Carolina’s legislative update on small farm issues along with a panel discussion on the Future of Small Farming in NC during lunch. Various trade show vendors will discuss grant and farm loan opportunities, equipment display, animal welfare programs, as well as agricultural commodity groups represented. All participants will receive a resource notebook that will contain information presented throughout the day.  Registration is only $20 per person and includes a resource notebook, refreshments, and lunch (only $10 for additional attendees from the same farm/family on or before February 23rd. After the 23rd including at the door on February 28th, registration will be an additional $10 per person. A Conference brochure along with registration form can be downloaded at http://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu or www.franklincountyfarmfresh.com or call Martha Mobley, Agriculture Agent, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344 for more information. The Conference is limited to the first 75 participants to register. Sponsors of the Conference are the NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant a Tree on Arbor Day popular

Arbor Day in NC Carolina will be March 20th this year. Take time to celebrate by planting a tree. Trees are a wonderful addition to any landscape not only by providing an aesthetic MORE »

Upcoming Livestock Extension Events

“Regional Winter Equine Series Continues in 2015” Educational meetings continue throughout the winter months for equine owners in the region.   Mark your calendar and plan to attend an educational mini-series for area horse MORE »

Be Careful with Phosphorus

The middle number in the bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer you buy for your garden indicates the percentage of phosphorus in the fertilizer. Phosphorus has the chemical symbol of P, thus the bag of MORE »

“The simplest things… Feeding Hay”

When we drive around Franklin County during the winter months, we see bales of round hay being fed to livestock in pastoral settings. Those 800-lb. plus round bales of compacted hay were cut, MORE »

Announcements for Home, Family & Community popular

The Bed Bug Fact Sheet for those who are traveling is here:  Bed bug fact sheet 2014 The Extension Community Association is a wonderful organization to become involved with.  Please let us know MORE »

Houseplants for the Holidays

Plants with bright foliage or colorful flowers add tremendously to holiday decorations. Have you thought about or started purchasing plants or bulbs for the holidays? Did you know you can keep those poinsettias MORE »

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