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2016 NC Farm School
Summit Registration

2016 NC Farm School Summit is here!! Payment and Registration must be mailed in and received by October 4th. 2016 Summit Registration Form When: October 11th, from 9:10 - 4:15- event check in will start at 8:30am Where: in Greensboro at the Guilford County Agricultural Building, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405 What: click the registration form above for more info

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chris gunter

2016 NC Farm School
Summit Registration

2016 NC Farm School Summit is here!! Payment and Registration must be mailed in and received by October 4th. 2016 Summit Registration Form When: October 11th, from 9:10 - 4:15- event check in will start at 8:30am Where: in Greensboro at the Guilford County Agricultural Building, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405 What: click the registration form above for more info

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What is NC Farm
School?

I see the benefits...I just get excited -Gary Bullen, NC Farm School Director Who we are: A community of agents, university specialists, and local farmers utilizing the resources of local county extension offices, the Ag Resource and Economic Department at NC State University, and local farmers. Our mission: Increase the number of sustainable and economically viable farms in North Carolina Our Offerings: The NC Farm School Program Eight business-planning seminars taught by extension specialist, agents, and experienced farmers. These sessions give students the tools to create viable farm business plans over an 7 month time frame. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by providing one class each month and each business session focuses on different areas of a business plan, including financial management and effective marketing strategies. The goal of NC Farm School is to allow a pathway of success for farmers to generate profitable businesses. The program also includes six field trips to working farms led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn economically sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, poultry, animal husbandry, and agritourism. NC Farm School Summit We provide one day each year where anyone is welcome to come experience NC Farm School training. You can expect to see NC Farm School graduates, NC Cooperative Extension agents, university specialist, and farmers coming together to provide various specialized topical training. It is a whole day dedicated to help answer the challenges of operating a farm. NC Farm School Workshops We realize that we cannot cover every aspect of starting a farm with eight classes. NC Farm School workshops are dedicated to the topics that our students wanted need particular attention on. These workshops are open to the public. Look for announcements on our website.

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We like field days
and we think you will too

Thanks to Kelsey Lichtenwalner you can find out what you can expect on our field days and what you will gain from some of the experiences NC Farm School has to offer. In our program we work hard to put the business and practical production examples together so you know what to expect on your journey to a new farm. This will provide you a complete picture of what your farm could look like as you are making plans. Here are a few examples of what students experienced in 2016. Our Nash County Trip Our Franklin County Trip Our Wake County Trip

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Successful Farm's of
our Alumni

NC Farm School's mission is to help you realize your dreams of owning your own farm by helping you create a sustainable and financially viable farm business plan. Many of our graduates have gone on to create successful operations with what they gained from completing our program. Here are some of the farms of our graduates, click the picture and check them out. If you are one of our graduates and would like to be featured here contact us at ncfarmschool@ncsu.edu. Hear from our graduates what the value of NC Farm School is and why you should attend. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRs9EwHZBrM[/embed] "If you can't make it work on paper you're not going to able to make it work" -Linda and Al Hutchison, Farm Haven, Tobaccoville, NC https://ncfarmhaven.com/ [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F15WBu7dD9o[/embed] "NC Farm School made us aware of valuable resources" -Patricia and Marshall Lyons, Lyons and Wade Family Farm, Raeford, NC https://www.facebook.com/LyonsAndWadeFamilyFarm/

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Why Agents invest in
NC Farm School

Pam Jones and Danelle McNight Cutting talk about why NC Farm School is important to them... "I want to help farmers...we are supposed to help farmers be the best that they can be." - Danelle "We are able to offer this intensive experience for them...."  - Pam Mary Jac Brennan talks about why NC Farm School is an important investment to her... "We empower people who are new to agriculture....we give them tools so they can be successful" - Mary Jac NC Farm School Mission Increase the number of economically sustainable farms that improve the quality of life of North Carolina’s farmers, families, and communities. NC Cooperative Extension Service Mission The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

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NC Farm School Goes Local

The NC Farm School program offers eight business-planning seminars taught by extension specialist, agents, and experienced farmers who completed our program. These sessions give students the tools to create viable farm business plans. The school MORE »

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NC Farm School SummitTue Oct 11, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 1 week away
Mills River NC Farm School Interest MeetingWed Dec 14, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Haywood Co. Extension Center
— 2 months away
Mills River NC Farm School Interest MeetingThu Dec 15, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Mills River Research Station
— 2 months away
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