Small Farms Week promises big festivities

2017 Small Farms Week award recipients and speaker are flanked by Cooperative Extension, CAES and A&T.

With the theme “Small Farms, Big Impact,” the 32nd annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will feature workshops, tours and farming demonstrations.

Sponsored by Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T, the annual celebration is set for March 25-31 and kicks off with a discussion and farm tours March 26 in Robeson County, home of 2017 N.C. Small Farmer of the Year, Lucius Epps. Campus events are also scheduled on the March 26 opening date at Webb Hall. Small Farms Week activities continue March 27-28 at A&T, with educational workshops, demonstrations and a March 28 luncheon where the 2018 Small Farmer of the Year will be announced.

Cooperative Extension at A&T supports small-scale farmers with educational programs designed to promote sustainability and profitability. Last year alone, it made almost 50,000 contacts with farmers.

For a schedule of events, visit the Small Farms Week web page at http://www.ncat.edu/caes/sfw/index.html