Small Farms News October 2023

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Small Farms Marketing Series

Join Cooperative Extension for a free small farms marketing series beginning Thursday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m., that will help you take your small farms marketing to the next level. The meetings will include discussions from experts and a visit to a local farm and the State Farmers Market.

Date and Topics

Thursday, October 26, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Dr. Kathleen Liang Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will discuss marketing techniques for small farmers.

Thursday, November 9, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Derek Washburn NC Farm School Associate, will discuss developing a farm marketing plan.

Thursday, November 16, Visit MAE Farm and NC State Farmers Market Visit. (Time TBD.)

For questions or more information contact 919-496-3344,  William Landis.

Concord Community Land and Estate Planning Workshop Part 2

Join Cooperative Extension for a free estate planning and land management program on Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m., at the historic Concord School, in Kittrell. Ebonie Alexander, Executive Director of the Black Family Land Trust will discuss what her organization does and different ways to preserve land ownership in the Concord Community. The second part of a free two-part series.

WHAT: Concord Community Land and Estate Planning Workshop Part 2
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Concord School- 645 Walter Grissom Road Kittrell, NC 27544
Register online
For questions or more information contact 919-496-3344,  William Landis.

Sustainable Ag Conference

Join the community of farmers, foodies, educators, activists, and more at the
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Carolina Farm Stewardship 38th annual  Sustainable Agriculture Conference for a weekend celebration of innovation in local, sustainable agriculture. Conference attendees will learn from lea
ding sustainable and organic farming experts and connect with farmers and people who care about food systems and farming across the Carolinas.

WHAT: 2023 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

WHEN: November 11-13

WHERE: Durham Convention Center – 301 West Morgan Street; Durham, NC 27701

Forest Landowners Conference

“Celebrating 10 Years of Sustaining Forests and Family Legacies.”

The purpose of the Forest Landowner Conference is to inform and educate

Sustainable Ag & Forestry Retention Project Cooperative logolandowners on strategies for estate planning, on programs
and technical assistance available through state forestry agencies,
U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies, conservation agencies and the local timber industry.

WHAT:  2023 Forest Landowners Conference

WHEN: October 25  – 26

WHERE: Rocky Mount Event Center – 285 NE Main St., Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Register online

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

  • Reflection on SFLRP’s First 10 Years
  • Estate/Succession Planning
  • Exhibitor Engagement: U.S. Department of Agriculture, NC Forest Service, Conservation Organizations, and Forest Industry

Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • Agritourism
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • NC Forest Service
  • Insurance on Forestland