RALEIGH — Upper Mountain Research Station Mills River, North Carolina September 14th and 15th, 2017: the NC Farm School Summit is coming to western North Carolina to celebrate is 3rd year in bringing NC Farm School graduates together from across the state. NC Cooperative Extension Agents from several western counties are hosting any who are interested in gaining understanding of specific production practices for an exciting two day event.
Thursday, September 14th marks the kick off of the summit with a choice between an animal operation tour or a horticultural operation tour that will last a half a day. This first time offer will expose invitees to how western North Carolina does local farming. There will be an opportunity for guest to join together for social time as well on Thursday evening.
Friday, September 15th marks a full day of events for guest who can choose between two different specialized topics based on their specific needs. The first part of the day will cover a choice of social media marketing, poultry Health, or high tunnels. The second part of the day will add vegetable grafting, plasticulture, or pastured pork. Those who attend can also expect a farmer panel that will address student’s questions they asked as a part of registering for the event.
NC Farm School invites all of our past graduates and anyone who wants to learn key production principles to come and learn from the best on these topics. You will hear from experienced farmers, university specialist, and industry professionals about what will make your farm a success.
Details and event registration can be found online at: https://ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu/summit-registration/
— Derek Washburn
NC Farm School Associate
Agricultural & Resource Economics – NC State University
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