2020 Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference

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The popular regional Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference will be held at the Louisburg College campus in Louisburg on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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Topics include:

  • Powering your farm w/ Alternative Energy,
  • The basics of managing your farm pond
  • Niche fruit farming: Paw Paw, Kiwi, etc.
  • Vermiculture Production
  • Hemp Processing
  • Other Funds for your Farm: NRCS & Soil & Water
  • Packing Sheds: Design, etc.
  • Silvopasture on Your Farm
  • Small Scale Dairy: Production & Marketing
  • Permaculture on Your Farm

The keynote speaker, Dr. Francesco Tiezzi from NC State University, will speak on “Italy’s Small-Scale Agriculture.”

In addition, there will be a free Seed Exchange again this year for participants.

There will be a small fee to participate.

Contact Martha Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County; 919-496-3344 or martha_mobley@ncsu.edu for information.

To register for the conference or for more information call the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center office at 919-496-3344.