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. All applications and supporting materials for 2023 Small Farmer of the Year must be submitted online or postmarked by Monday, January 16, 2023.

Small Farmer of the Year Application Requirements
Small Farmer of the Year Application Form