NCFS 2024 South Central- Iredell County
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Iredell County Center, 444 Bristol Dr., Statesville, NC 28677
2024 NC FARM SCHOOL SOUTH CENTRAL 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 8th and 22th
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 SOUTH CENTRAL 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 22nd: Iredell County
April 19th: Rowan County
May 17th: Alexander County
June 7th: Cabarrus County
(Hosting agents indicated with an asterisk)
|Cari Mitchell||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Commercial/Consumer Horticulture||Alexander County|
|Payton Berry||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Commercial/Consumer Horticulture||Cabarrus County|
|Mackenzie Hall||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops, Livestock||Cabarrus County|
|Laura Elmore*||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops, Livestock||Iredell County|
|Melinda Roberts*||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Commercial/Consumer Horticulture, Small Farms||Iredell County|
|Sam Humphrey||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Consumer Horticulture, Urban Ag||Mecklenburg County|
|Morgan Watts||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops, Livestock||Rowan County|
|Shelby Carroll||Extension Agent, Agriculture – Natural Resources||Rowan County|
|Amy-Lynn Albertson||County Extension Director – Horticulture||Rowan County|
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 Laura Elmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melinda Roberts at email@example.com, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center at 704-873-0507, , at least 10 business days prior to the event.