2015 Small Farmer of the Year Nomination

Do you know an exceptional small farm businessman or businesswoman? Why not nominate him or her as the North Carolina Small Farmer of the Year, an annual award made by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Now is your chance to embrace and applaud the accomplishments of an outstanding farmer.

The award will be presented Wednesday, March 25, during the 30th Annual Small Farms Week activities scheduled for March 22-28, 2015. The recipient will be honored during the during the annual Small Farmers Appreciation luncheon with a plaque, a special monogrammed jacket and $1,500.

You may nominate as many qualified candidates as you wish. If you nominate a small farmer who is recognized for an award, you will also receive special recognition. 

2015 Small Farm of The Year Award Requirements

2015 Small Farm of The Year Award Nomination Form

The North Carolina Small-Farmer-of-the-Year Award recognizes a North Carolina small farmer who is a:  

  •       Creative innovator in livestock and/or crop production and marketing.
  •       Leader, involved in contributing time and other resources to build their communities.
  •       Steward of the environment, protecting and enhancing natural resources.
  •       Savvy and wise business person running a farm business in an entrepreneurial and enterprising manner. 

 To nominate a farmer, please submit completed application, postmarked on or before July 21, 2014 to:

Dr. Michelle Eley, chair
2015 Small Farmer of the Year Subcommittee
The Cooperative Extension Program
P.O. Box 21928
Greensboro, NC 27420                                                              
E-mail:  mleley@ag.ncat.edu                          
FAX:   336-334-7432

Late applications will not be accepted.    To verify the receipt of the application, please contact Tiffany Slade at sladet@ncat.edu

Thank you for your consideration and participation in this exciting event that recognizes the special contributions of North Carolina small farmers!