North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an enthusiastic supporter of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ initiative to build the state’s local food economy, from farm to fork. Cooperative Extension is the face of your county’s local foods initiative, helping to promote North Carolina’s 10% Campaign and to guide efforts to develop the local food economy.
The Richmond County Center Local Foods contact is Paige Burns.
Great workshop opportunity if you’re planning to pass along your farming inheritance one day. Registration of $10 for individuals; $5 for additional family members. Register at http://farmtransition.eventbrite.com or by calling 910.997.8255. Registration extended MORE »
View GreenFields Initiative videos here On September 26, at the Pinehurst Fair Barn, attendees sampled locally grown and produced food donated by area farmers and prepared by award winning local chefs, and visited MORE »
By now, most Americans have heard of the health consequences of drinking sugary drinks such as soda, sweetened tea, energy drinks, and coffee drinks. However, people are still consuming these beverages in mass MORE »
Many of you have seen my posts about Cooperative Extension’s demonstration pollinator garden and the educational programming I do around it here in Pittsboro. I created a slide show from photos I have MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
RAFI-USA’s Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund to Distribute $180,000 in Grants to Innovative North Carolina Farmers in 2013. In 2013, RAFI-USA will award $180,000 in grants to independent family farms in North Carolina for MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday November 8 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Honey Bee Nutrition from 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday November 7 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms