Putting Small Acreage To Work


Dear Landowner.

The Putting Small Acreage to Work conference allows you to explore alternative enterprises by speaking with successful producers who grow specialty crops. These growers can give you the practical, non-nonsense, hands-on advice you will need when considering crop production, market development, and other important business options. University personnel are also present to provide information and answer questions in their respective fields of expertise. Also, there are packets of resources, bibliography and other handouts for your review. Come and explore the profitable possibilities!!

Sincerely,
S. Gary Bullen, NCSU Extension Specialist


Sponsors

Conference Description

We invite you to attend the Putting Small Acreage to Work Conference. You'll be able to explore alternative enterprises by speaking with successful producers and university personnel who are already growing and researching specialty crops. They can give you the practical, no-nonsense, hands-on advice you'll need when considering crop production, market development, and other important business options.

The program will include two general sessions and twelve specialty topics. Three topics will be taught during each of four breakout sessions. Please choose a topic to attend at each of these breakout sessions. You will receive resource material for all twelve sessions.

Alternative Enterprises Compact Disc

This compact disc is a compilation of viable alternative farming enterprises geared specifically to North Carolina. The topics include; strawberries, goats, herbs, grapes, heirloom vegetables, and cut flowers and many more. Please contact Gary Bullen for a free copy.

Presentations

Blueberries  (PDF 2,446 KB) Bill Cline

Cut Flowers (PDF 15 KB) Outline (PDF 8 KB)Leah Cook

Developing Your Markets (PDF 2670 KB) Gary Bullen

Home Processing (PDF 654 KB) Smithson Mills

Meat Goat (PDF 409 KB) Martha Mobley

Strawberries (PDF 4652 KB) Barclay Poling

Wine Grapes (PDF 1449 KB) Andy Allen

Contact Information

Gary Bullen- Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
3313 Nelson Hall, Campus Box 8190
Raleigh, NC 27695-8109
919-515-6096
E-mail: Gary_Bullen@ncsu.edu