College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Small Farmer of the Year Application

Each year at Small Farms Week, Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T honors one of the state’s farmers as North Carolina’s Small Farmer of the Year. The award recognizes a farmer who is an innovator in livestock or crop production and marketing, a leader involved in contributing time and other resources to build their community, a steward of the environment who protects and enhances natural resources, and a wise businessperson running a farm business in an entrepreneurial manner.

In order to be eligible, a farmer must have earned an average annual gross farm income of less than $250,000 over the last three years. 

Small Farmer of the Year Application Requirements

Application Deadline is January 19, 2024