2022 Small Farms News for September

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Farmer Outreach Meeting

  • September 19, 2022
  • 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • 3096 NC Highway 39N, Louisburg, NC

Bring your questions. Get answers first-hand when you meet with
USDA Agencies, Land Loss Prevention Project &  Ag Authority. Topics include:
Housing • Infrastructure • Conservation • Heirs Property
Equity • Cooperative Development • Financing

For more information contact:
Dorathy Barker (252) 431-5568 or Julius Griffin (919) 827-2002
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center – William Landis, Ag Agent, 919-496-3344, wllandis@ncsu.edu

Farmer Outreach Meeting

Outreach Meeting Flyer

GAP 101: Introduction to Food Safety and GAP Audits Sept 19 Warrenton NC and store vegetable display headetGAP 101: Introduction to Food Safety and GAP Audits Information Session

  • September 19, 2022
  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 108 S. Main St., Warrenton, NC

Good Agricultural Practices help growers maintain a culture of food safety on the farm. In this workshop participants will learn about assessing and managing food safety risks on the farm from pre-planting through production, harvest, and post-harvest activities. We will also discuss what is involved in a GAP food safety audit.

Gabe Cumming from Working Landscapes will also speak about food hub marketing opportunities and give a short tour of their vegetable processing facility.


  • Sara Runkel, CFSA – Local Produce Safety Coordinator
  • Gabe Cumming, Working Landscapes – Associate Director


  • Register Online
  • FREE, but registration is required to attend.
  • Max capacity: 20

Location: Working Landscapes Main Street Kitchen | 108 South Main Street, Warrenton, NC 27589 (between Hardware Cafe and Futrell Pharmacy)

Community Garden Leadership Academy

Day 1: Oct. 29th

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation Building
  • 4561 County Home Rd, Greenville, NC
  • Farm Visit: Making Pitt Fit Community Garden

Day 2: Nov. 5th

  • Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation Building
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 561 County Home Rd, Greenville, NC
  • Farm Visit: Greenville Community Garden & Orchard


Joni Torres: joni.young-torres@pittcountync.gov
Zac Hackney: zchackne@ncsu.edu
Alyssa McKim: mamckim@ncat.edu

Register Online

Community Garden Leadership Academy flyer

Leadership Academy Flyer