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Learn more about Small Farms Week 2012

The itinerary for The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T’s annual celebration of small-scale agriculture is set. The kickoff will be Monday, March 26, in Martin County; Tuesday’s (March 27) educational forum will feature tours of two farms where livestock and produce production are innovatively amalgamated, and the educational forum Wednesday morning (March 28) prior to the Small Farmers Recognition Luncheon will include presentations by a number of authorities on increasing profits from livestock production.

Acidified foods workshop offered in Asheville

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The “Acidified Foods Better Process Control School” will be held in Asheville Feb. 22-24. This entrepreneurs’ workshop will be led by the N.C. State University Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Extension Program, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Lifelong learners, lifelong leaders

Nutrition Leaders

Nutrition Leaders come together one last time as they wind up decades of service to N.C. State University’s seafood extension education program.

N.C. MarketReady announces 2012 equipment funding cycle

Alan Bundy, owner of Elizabeth's Pecan Products

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, is now accepting applications for the 2012 equipment cost share funding cycle. The program, funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, provides up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and processors seeking to purchase specialized equipment to start or grow a value-added operation.

A&T Grassroots Leadership Conferences focus on economic empowerment

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program based at N.C. A&T State University is hosting three Grassroots Leadership Conferences entitled, “Economic Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Money Management and Workforce Development.” The conferences, beginning Feb. 21, will be offered in each of the three Extension Program regions.

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