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2021 NC Farm School

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What we offer you…

    • ONE ON ONE BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS WITH EXPERIENCED BUSINESS CONSULTANTS AIMED AT FARM BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
    • FARM TOURS ON ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE FARMS
    • A COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS
    • MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES WITH FARMERS IN YOUR AREA

Watch the video to hear how our graduates benefitted from NC Farm School


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2021 NC Farm School Southern Piedmont

Rowan County Extension Center, 2727 Old Concord Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146

2021 NCFS Southern Piedmont Brochure

Our 2021 NC Farm School Southern Piedmont Agents

AmyLynn Albertson

Rowan County Extension Director

alalbert@ncsu.edu

704-216-8970

Rowan County Extension Website: http://rowan.ces.ncsu.edu

Amy-Lynn Albertson is the County Extension Director for Rowan County. She has worked for N.C. Cooperative Extension since 2001. She has a MS in Horticulture from University of Tennessee and a BS in Horticulture from Colorado State University. Her responsibilities include; administration, master gardener coordinator, pesticide coordinator, advisor for NC Farm School, nursery, greenhouse, landscape and forestry. Amy-Lynn was a regular panelist on the UNCTV program Almanac Gardener. Amy-Lynn enjoys running and being a mom to her daughter Faith.

Aaron Moore

Agriculture Extension Agent – Small Farms

jamoore2@ncat.edu

704-283-3743

Union, Stanly, and Anson Counties

Aaron Moore is an Area Specialized Agent servicing Union, Anson and Stanly Counties in North Carolina. Aaron’s work is centered around Small Farm production and marketing as well as local food systems. Aaron grew up on a small family farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina and loved the lifestyle and experiences of farm life. Aaron has over 12 years’ experience in the agriculture and green industry working for higher education institutions and private industry. Interest include small scale meat production and season extension technology.

Lauren Hill

Horticulture Extension Agent

lauren_hill@ncsu.edu

704-920-3310

Cabarrus County Extension Website: https://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu/

Lauren Hill began working for Cabarrus County N.C. Cooperative Extension in October 2015. She has a B.S. from Clemson University in Environmental Horticulture. She spent over 3 years working in private and public botanical gardens growing her expertise in ornamental plants including design, production and care. She loves spending time outdoors admiring nature but especially the flowers!

Morgan Watts

Livestock and Field Crops Agent

amwatts@ncsu.edu

704-216-8970

Rowan County Extension Website: http://rowan.ces.ncsu.edu

Morgan is the Livestock and Field Crops Agent for Rowan County. She has been with Cooperative Extension in this position for 3.5 years. Her programming areas are focused on Beef Cattle, Small Ruminants, Youth Livestock, Backyard Poultry, and Field Crops.

Susan Hawkins

Extension Agent, Horticulture

smhawkin@ncsu.edu

336-753-6100

Davie County Extension Website: https://davie.ces.ncsu.edu/

Susan Hawkins is the Horticulture Extension Agent in Davie County. Her duties include Commercial and Consumer horticulture. She has her degrees in Horticulture from the University in Georgia. Before she joined North Carolina Cooperative Extension, she worked in research programs on nursery crops. She likes being outdoors, especially hiking and gardening.

Sara Drake

Livestock Extension Agent

sadrake@ncsu.edu

336-242-2082

Davidson County Extension Website: https://davidson.ces.ncsu.edu/

Sara has been the Livestock Extension Agent in Davidson County for four years. She has an BS in Animal Science from West Virginia University.

April Bowman

awbowman@ncsu.edu

336-703-2855

Forsyth County Extension Website: https://forsyth.ces.ncsu.edu/

My family and I currently raise beef cattle on a small cow-calf operation on the family farm in Stokes County. I have experience with swine, sheep, goats, and horses. We raise our own hay and rotationally graze our pastures. I am a member of the Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PEART). I have been with Cooperative Extension since 1998, and worked in Forsyth County since 2005.

Mackinzie Hall

Livestock & Field Crops Agent 

mackenzie_hall@ncsu.edu

(704) 920-3310

Cabarrus County Extension Website: https://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu/

I started in N.C. Cooperative Extension in June of 2020. I graduated from the University of Mount Olive with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Production Systems with a concentration of Animal Science. I serve as the Livestock & Field Crops Agent in Cabarrus County.

Matthew Lenhardt

Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture

matt_lenhardt@ncsu.edu

704-878-3153

Iredell County Extension Website: https://iredell.ces.ncsu.edu/

I have been in Extension for 4.5 years with NC State, and with UF/IFAS Extension for 6.5 years prior. My main program activities focus on residential and commercial horticulture, and small farms. My specialty is turf grass management.


 At this time we are planning to host the NCFS Southern Piedmont program online adhering to all safety protocols to ensure the health of all those attending. We still intend to host farm field days out doors and in-person. We will adhere to restrictions on attendance based on the guidelines on the date of each field day. For questions or concerns regarding COVID and how NCFS will be delivered contact Morgan Watts at amwatts@ncsu.edu.

Written By

Derek Washburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDerek WashburnNC Farm School Associate Call Derek E-mail Derek Agricultural & Resource Economics
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