Beginning Farmers Project – Youth Engaging in Agriculture (YEA)

Ensuring that youth become engage in farming or remain engaged is imperative to the future of farming. The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T’s beginning farmer program—Youth Engaging in Agriculture—provides material and educational support to programs that teach youth responsibility, leadership, horticultural crops production, and farm business management. Participation in the program will provide apprentices with the skills and confidence they need to successfully pursue agricultural careers.

Current programming efforts are completed in association with three community based organizations: Operation Spring Plant (Vance, Granville and Orange counties; Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help in Duplin County, and Sandhills Family Heritage Association in Cumberland County. This project is currently supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For more information about the Agribusiness Management and Marketing Program, contact:

Dr. Noah Ranells
The Cooperative Extension Program
North Carolina A&T State University
P.O. Box 21928
Greensboro, NC  27420
336-334-7956
email: nnranell@ncat.edu