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NC Farm School Summit Resources

Just in case you wanted access to the resources that our summit speakers presented we put them here just for you. These production based resources are important to improving the health of your plants, animals, and farm. Let us know if we missed something you wanted access to or if you have any questions… email us at

2016 NC Farm School Summit

Dr. Miguel Castillo


Miguel is originally from Loja, Ecuador, South America. He received his B.S. in Agricultural Science and Animal Production from Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture in Honduras, Central America. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agronomy from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He joined the Crop Science Department at NCSU in Aug. 2013. He has extensive knowledge and background in managing forage crops in North Carolina.

Joanna Lelekacs

Certifications and Labels handout

Certs and Labels-NC Farm School Summit 2016 final

Joanna is the Extension Local Foods Flagship Program Manager. Her Extension education and outreach experience includes coordinating educational activities and resource development on local food systems, project planning assistance for communities developing incubator farms in NC, providing technical assistance for implementation of food production gardens in early childcare settings, and more. Joanna serves as a co-chair of Extension’s Local Foods Program Team.

Dr. Mike Parker


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Dr. Parker’s Extension and research responsibilities are for tree fruit and his research program includes apple root-stocks, peaches and alternative tree fruit crops, primarily applied in nature. His focus is in the area of cultural management strategies, root-stock performance in the southeast, peach thinning, planting systems and orchard floor management. We are happy to have Dr. Parker and we look forward to hearing from his high level of knowledge regarding tree crop management.

Jake Groce

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We are excited to have Jake Groce from the NCDA Meat and Poultry Inspection division join us this year. Having Jake at the NC Farm School Summit to talk about requirements for meat handlers in North Carolina is a real benefit to growers who are thinking about processing on their farm. We appreciate his time and expertise.

Past NC Farm School Summit Resources