Week Celebrates Big Impact of Small Farms

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2018) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Small Farms Week will recognize the crucial role small farms play in the state’s $84 billion agriculture industry. With the theme “Small Farms, Big Impact,” this 32nd annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will feature workshops, tours, farming demonstrations and more during the last week of March.

Sponsored by Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T, the celebration will kick off with a discussion and farm tours March 26 in Robeson County, home of 2017 N.C. Small Farmer of the Year Lucius Epps. Events continue March 27-28 at N.C. A&T in Greensboro, with educational workshops, demonstrations and a March 28 luncheon where the 2018 Small Farmer of the Year will be announced.

Cooperative Extension at A&T supports small-scale farmers with educational programs designed to promote sustainability and profitability. Last year alone, it made almost 50,000 contacts with farmers.

To register or to learn more about the schedule of events, please visit the Small Farms Week webpage: http://www.ncat.edu/caes/sfw/.