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GREENSBORO ? Father-son farming families, advice from agricultural experts and recognition of landmark Congressional legislation will inform this year’s celebration of small farming in North Carolina, sponsored annually by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
The 29th annual observance of Small Farms Week is March 22-28, and features workshops, tours, demonstrations and the announcement of the 2015 Small Farmer of the Year. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act, which created 1890 land-grant institutions such as N.C. A&T State University, as well as 18 other historically black colleges and universities.
“Planting a Legacy, Growing a Future,” the theme of 2015 Small Farms Week, is emphasized in discussions about generational farming and community engagement in agricultural enterprise, among other activities. Tours of dynamic small farms and opportunities to question experts from agricultural agencies and organizations are also program highlights of this year