28th Annual Observance of Small Farms Week

The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T will celebrate its 28th annual observance of Small Farms Week, March 23-29, featuring workshops, tours, demonstrations and the announcement of the 2014 Small Farmer of the Year. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the official founding of Cooperative Extension, established nationwide in 1914 by the landmark Smith-Lever Act, congressional legislation.

This year’s Small Farms Week theme of “Innovations for the Next Generation,” is emphasized through activities that include demonstrations at A&T’s University Farm for middle-school students; the screening of a film on urban agriculture, planned for a student audience; and a guest lecture by Robin Emmons, a young urban farmer whose concerns over food justice led her to establish and direct the organization, Sow Much Good. Small Farms Week recognizes the small-scale producers in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less, annually, in agricultural gross sales.

To view a list of all events go to: www.ag.ncat.edu and click on “Cooperative Extension.”