2013 Piedmont Farm School Now Enrolling

STATESVILLE – The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Piedmont Farm School, a training program for beginning and transitioning farmers. The seven-month educational program focuses on operating successful small-scale, sustainable farms.

For more information, including a registration form, visit http://iredell.ces.ncsu.edu or call (704)873-0507. Class size is limited.

The Piedmont Farm School offers seven business-planning seminars taught by Agriculture Economists, which give farmers the tools to create a viable business plan.  Each business session focuses on different areas of a business plan, including financial management and effective marketing strategies. By the end of the program, participants will have a complete business plan for their enterprise.

The program also includes seven field trips to working farms, led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn low-cost, sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, cows, pigs, poultry, goats, specialty crops, and agritourism.

Business classes meet the second Tuesday of the month beginning in February from 6 to 9 pm at the Davidson County Extension Center. Farm field days are typically on the fourth Thursday of the month from 9 am to 3 pm.  The farm field days will take place at various farms throughout the Piedmont.

Registration deadline is December 14, one person: $200, two people: $250, families of three or more: $300.

For  registration form Please click- Piedmont Farm School

Written By

Kelly Pierce4-H Program Assistant (704) 878-3151 Iredell County, North Carolina

Posted on Oct 12, 2012

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