Vance County is one of only a couple in the state that do not have a Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) Program. This is a valuable and important tool to preserve farmland and promote agriculture, and Cooperative Extension is committed to facilitating such a program, based on community interest. Thus, we are holding a VAD Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14th, 11:30 am at the Vance County Extension Center. We will have presentations by Brandon King (NCSU Ag & Resource Economics), as well as representatives of the NC Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Please make every effort to attend this important event. Registration will be required so we can get a head count for lunch (call 252-438-8188 or e-mail email@example.com).
[Note to Warren County farmers: We already have a VAD program! Call to apply!]
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS:
Seminar on Forest Management Basics, 10/18, 6:30 pm, Vance Co Extension Center
Peach Orchard Tour, 10/22, 3:30 pm, Macon
Farm-City Breakfast, 11/16, 7:45 am, Henderson
Forestry Tour, 11/8, Warren County
Smart Phones for Farmers, 11/30, 10 am, Warren Co Extension Center
PEACH ORCHARD TOUR, MON, 10/22, 3:30P, MACON
Register NOW if you’d like to attend! This excellent learning opportunity may be cancelled due to low registration. Please call or e-mail by tomorrow if you plan to attend. Peter Hight is planning to show us around his peach orchard and discuss variety selection, planting, pruning, pest control and much more!
FOREST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, 10/18, 6:30 PM, VANCE CO. EXTENSION OFFICE
This event is perfect for anyone with a few acres of trees who would like to learn how to get the maximum benefit in terms of recreation, wildlife and income! Learn everything you need to know “From Seedling to Sale”! Registration requested but not required.
FRESH PRODUCE SAFETY PRACTICES
On October 24th (9am to 4pm), Franklin County Cooperative Extension will conduct an intensive workshop on food safety for produce growers, including an introduction to GAP certification. Whether you are selling at a farmers market or to wholesale outlets, all produce growers are encouraged to attend. Register by calling 919-496-3344. The program will be repeated at the Granville County office in Oxford on January 17, details coming soon.
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS:
Intro. to Voluntary Agricultural Districts, 11/14, 11:30 am (lunch included)
Farm-City Breakfast, 11/16, 8 am, First Presbyterian Church in Henderson
Smartphones for Farmers, 11/30, 10 am, Warrenton