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NCFS 2024 Northeast- Edgecombe County

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Location:

East Carolina Agricultural and Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

You just missed us. Our application period is closed for 2024.


2024 NC FARM SCHOOL NORTHEAST IN-CLASS TRAINING

Classroom sessions will be held on the dates below from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snacks, drinks, course material, and online resources will be provided.

February 15th and 29th

March 14th and 28th

April 11th and 25th

May 9th and 23rd


*2024 REDUCED PRICE*

Program cost is $300 per person or $550 per joint registration


2024 NC FARM SCHOOL NORTHEAST FIELD DAY FARM TOURS

Field days will be held on the dates below in the counties listed from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., lunch will be provided. Details will be announced two weeks prior to Field Days.

March 7th: Pitt County

April 18: Nash County

May 16th: Edgecombe

May 30th: Halifax County (Graduation)

Agent Team:

(Hosting agents indicated with an asterisk)

Spencer Thomas* Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture Edgecombe County
Sydney Jalali* Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops Edgecombe County
Jennifer Coltrain* Extension Agent, Agriculture – Livestock Nash/Edgecombe County
Beth Burchell Extension Agent, Agriculture – Livestock Halifax County
Brandon Pike Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops, Livestock Halifax/Northampton County
Justin Burkhead Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture Halifax/Northampton County
Brittany Pendleton Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops Nash County
Colby Griffin Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture Nash County
Matt Stevens Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture Pitt County
Andy Burlingham Extension Agent, Agriculture – Livestock Pitt County

Group of farmers learning in a field

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION / FAQ

  • Is attendance mandatory? We encourage in-person attendance to get the most from NCFS but we respect preferences and schedule requirements for all students. We expect students to attend 6 of the 8 sessions based on how they indicated attendance on their application. We also expect a completed basic business plan to receive a graduate certificate. Field day attendance is not required as a part of the graduation requirement but field day attendance will be in person only.
  • When are applications due? Applications are reviewed and accepted monthly from September-January or until all program spots are full. All applications are due on or before January 5th or until the program spots are full. We cap the class at 30 people to ensure we have the capacity to serve each student well.
  • How will I know if I was accepted? If you have applied, those who are accepted will receive an email notification along with payment terms and instructions.
  • What does the tuition cover? Our program is subsidized and the cost you see reflected is a portion of the cost it requires to run the program. This is thanks to sponsors and state funding made available to help start and support farms in NC. Those dollars go to local food, local farmers, course materials, program development, and our graduation event which is open for all students to attend with a guest.
  • Are there online-based resources? We have a student-based website as well as an online/interactive business planning tool. The program embraces all learning styles and completion of a business plan is possible in multiple formats.
  • Are farm consultations included? This program includes an on-farm consultation visit and students are expected to sign up for their on-farm visit based on a scheduled availability communicated via email and sign-up link.
  • Are there discounts? If you have attended small farm boot camp you will receive a $25 discount for a single or double registration.

For specific questions about billing or for persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sydney Jalali, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Edgecombe County Center at (252) 641-7821, sydney_jalali@ncsu.edu, at least 10 business days prior to the event.