Posts tagged small farms

It’s Small Farms Week

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource fair, educational forums and awards luncheon. Small Farms Week celebrates the contribution of small-scale agriculture […]

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News Roundup: November 13-19

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NCSU wants to dip deeper into ice cream,” News & Observer: Sylvia Carter is not a student at N.C. […]

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News Roundup: August 21-27

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Small farmers can deliver safer food than agribusiness,” Asheville Citizen-Times: “The chickens are coming home to roost” could be […]

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News Roundup: May 8-14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Weeds adapting to potent herbicide raise farmers’ concerns,” Fayetteville Observer: Several years ago, farmers Lynn Carr and Roger […]

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N.C. A&T honors Orange County prawn producer as Small Farmer of the Year

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Joe Thompson, who went from growing tobacco to growing freshwater prawns on his farm in northern Orange County.  Thompson was honored March 24 with the 2010 Gilmer L. and Clara Y. Dudley Small Farmer of the Year Award from N.C. A&T State University. Joe is among a […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Getting Small: Future Bright for Small Farming,” WGHP: This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but small farming […]

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