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Why Choose NC Farm
School?

If you have never farmed before, or you are a farmer looking to enter a new market, NC Farm school is a program aimed at ensuring you have a plan for success. Our seven month school can take anyone through the critical steps of designing your own agriculture venture. In addition, NC Farm School provides on site visits to current operations where students can learn directly from those already farming day to day. We think that the NC Farm School is a critical first step for anyone wishing to start a small farm in North Carolina. If you don't believe what we have to say, see what our graduates are telling us: “This program helped me realize my dream of keeping the family farm.” “ I would recommend this program to anyone” “all that we have learned and experienced has, in our estimation, saved us about two years of hit and miss and it is priceless" “Now, after taking the farm school course, I finally feel capable of making reasonable decisions pertaining to planning”  Join our graduates who have successfully completed NC Farm School Let us help you make you successful with a farm school coming close to you in 2017. Join our mailing list for the latest updates on training opportunities: Loading...

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2015 feild day

Why Choose NC Farm
School?

If you have never farmed before, or you are a farmer looking to enter a new market, NC Farm school is a program aimed at ensuring you have a plan for success. Our seven month school can take anyone through the critical steps of designing your own agriculture venture. In addition, NC Farm School provides on site visits to current operations where students can learn directly from those already farming day to day. We think that the NC Farm School is a critical first step for anyone wishing to start a small farm in North Carolina. If you don't believe what we have to say, see what our graduates are telling us: “This program helped me realize my dream of keeping the family farm.” “ I would recommend this program to anyone” “all that we have learned and experienced has, in our estimation, saved us about two years of hit and miss and it is priceless" “Now, after taking the farm school course, I finally feel capable of making reasonable decisions pertaining to planning”  Join our graduates who have successfully completed NC Farm School Let us help you make you successful with a farm school coming close to you in 2017. Join our mailing list for the latest updates on training opportunities: Loading...

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NC Farm School
Locations for 2017!!!

We are happy to announce that there are locations that have decided to host NC Farm School in 2017! Do you have access to land and want to start farming? NC Farm School can help you! Attending NC Farm School will provide you a community of support with Agents, Local Farmers, University Specialist dedicated to making your dreams a reality by helping you develop an economically sustainable business plan for your farm. We supply one on one help with business consultants and a practical introduction to farm production techniques with Agents and Farmers who know based on experience. Thank you to the agents who are committed to bringing this program to your part of the state. Here are the Teams for 2017 so far: 2017 Southern Piedmont NC Farm School Gaston County Extension Office, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034 Lara Worden, Agriculture Agent, Gaston County (County Host) Der Xiong, Agrigulture Agent, Small Farms, Catawba County Ben Boyles, Agribuisness Agent, York County, SC Tom Dyson, County Extension Director, Lincoln County **Click here if you would like to attend in the southern piedmont** 2017 Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School Franklin County Extension Office, 103 S. Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549 Charles Mitchell, County Extension Director, Franklin County (County Host) Jeana Myers, Agriculture Agent- Horticulture, Wake County Carol Mitchell, Local Food Coordinatory, Wake County Martha L. Mobley, Agriculture Agent- Livestock, Franklin County Paul Mckenzie, Extension Agent- Agriculture, Vance and Warren County Kelsey Lichtenwalner, Agriculture Agent- Livestock, Warren County Matthew Stevens, Agriculture Agent- Commercial and Consumer Horticulture, Nash County **Click Here if you would like to attend in the eastern piedmont**

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NC Farm School Goes Local

Kelsey Lichtenwalner, Warren County Assistant Ag Agent, took the time to put together a video to provide you a look into a NC Farm School Field Day when all our resources come together MORE »

Farmer Appreciation Breakfast

Garden Column March 9, 2016 During almost every school garden class, gardening program, or public event, I get on my soap box about everything you have or have eaten coming from a farm. Our current MORE » – from   Rowan County Center

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Best Kept Secret

Garden Column February 17, 2016 Cooperative Extension is referred to as the “Best Kept Secret.”Although I partly agree, I don’t believe that it’s the whole truth. Whenever I am in a group setting and MORE » – from   Rowan County Center

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Southern Piedmont NC Farm School ClassTue Aug 9, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
2727-A Old Concord Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146
— 2 weeks away
Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School ClassWed Aug 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
103 S. Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549
— 3 weeks away
Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School Field DayWed Aug 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
103 S. Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549
— 4 weeks away
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