January 29, 2015

NCDA&CS to host fifth annual workshop for farmers market managers Feb. 20

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host its fifth annual workshop for managers of local farmers markets Friday, Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greensboro. The workshop will be held at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro. The event includes sessions on […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

AG ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS FROM VGCC For anyone who has an interest in starting an ag-related business, this class is a “must”! Over the course of seven classes, students will learn many important skills to help your business succeed (e.g. marketing, planning, financials, etc.). Tuition scholarships are available. All the details can be found at: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=530340046 […]

NCDA&CS to host farmer meeting with Harris Teeter in Raleigh February 20th 2015

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host a meeting Feb. 20 for N.C. farmers interested in selling fresh produce and greenery to Harris Teeter. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds. “This meeting will offer local growers a […]

Ag Forum on Feb. 5 will highlight importance of partnerships between agriculture, military

RALEIGH – The potential for North Carolina’s two largest industries – agriculture and the military – to work together will be highlighted at the 10th annual Ag Development Forum on Feb. 5 at the State Fairgrounds. The forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building. It is being held […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

BACKYARD FARMER SCHOOL This spring, Warren Cooperative Extension will offer another session of our popular Backyard Farmer School! We are shooting for Thursday evenings starting sometime in March, registration details will be available soon. VANCE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET WELCOMES NEW PRODUCE VENDORS The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will soon be accepting vendor applications for […]

NCDA&CS to host farmer meeting with Harris Teeter Feb. 12 in Concord

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host a meeting Feb. 12 in Concord for N.C. farmers interested in selling fresh produce and greenery to Harris Teeter. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord. “The […]

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program to be offered again at VGCC beginning February 3

The Small Business Center and the Project Skill-UP Departments of Vance-Granville Community College are pleased to announce another offering of the NC REAL AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM. Date:  Tuesdays, February 3 – March 17, 2015; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Instructor:  Carrie Harvey Location:  Oxford Recreational Complex Hix Gym Classroom Tuition:  $70  Textbook – $25 Tuition […]

NCDA&CS offers risk-management classes for farmers

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer a series of risk- management workshops across the state in January through March. The workshops will focus on managing price volatility and identifying macro indicators. The following topics will be covered: Introduction to grain hedging, basis trading, cost of carry, cotton futures, option […]

Vance County Farmers Market Advisory Board December 11, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will have a short meeting this Thursday, 12/11/14, at 11:30 am. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a possible heating system project. Meetings of the Farmers Market Advisory Board are open to the public.

Market Shoppes at State Farmers Market will host Open House Dec. 13

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market will be a great place to find locally made holiday gifts Saturday during the Market Shoppes Open House. The annual event will feature free samples from market vendors and prize drawings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will be selling an assortment of products including N.C. meats and […]

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