2020 NC Agritunity Conference and Trade Show
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center
444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687
Registration Opens: 8:00 a.m. Conference Hours 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
–Online Registration to come —
More Information on the NC Agritunity Facebook Page
NC Agritunity’s Mission:
This fourth annual free agricultural conference and trade show was designed to meet the economic and environmental needs of small farmers and beginning gardeners, as well as generate a positive impact by building connections between farmers, educators, and agriculture-related businesses. NC Agritunity is a collaborative effort between N.C. Cooperative Extension agents in Iredell, Alexander, Catawba, Rowan, and Wilkes counties.
NC Agritunity will feature 3 educational tracks: Livestock, Specialty Crops, and Small Farms Start-Ups, provided by N.C. Cooperative Extension specialists, agents, and individuals from agricultural organizations. Pesticide training credits will be available in some of the presentations for existing license holders. For more information on our Three Educational Tracks (Livestock, Specialty Crops, and Small Farms Start-Ups) including session times and speakers check out the link- NC-Agritunity-2020-Breakout-Sessions
Key Note Speaker:
Dr. Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. She is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension near Asheville. For over 30 years, her program has helped farmers improve the profitability of their farms by growing new crops, transitioning to organic agriculture, and adopting more sustainable practices. Subjects of her current research include ginseng, ramps, hops, truffles, medicinal herbs, organic vegetables, and hemp. She has published over 150 peer reviewed publications and given over 600 invited presentations in the U.S., Canada, and Chile. She is also the lead author on the book “Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals”. She is a founding board member of the Organic Growers School and the NC Natural Products Association and an advisor to the NC Herb Association and the NC Tomato Growers Association. Jeanine and her family operate Our Tiny Farm where they raise popcorn, honey, and herbs, and board donkeys and horses. Check out her NC State Extension website.
Participants will also be able to visit trade show vendors including: agricultural businesses, suppliers and manufacturers, non-profits, and service agencies.
Food will be Available for Purchase On-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To register for this event please go to the Eventbrite Link below:
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center (Iredell Ag Center) 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677
From 1-40: Take exit 148. East on US 64 and 90 to second traffic signal light. Right on Bristol Drive. Go approximately .3 miles to building on right. From 1-77: Take exit 49-A. West on Garner Bagnal Blvd (from Charlotte turn left). Go approximately 4.3 miles to traffic signal light. Left on Bristol Drive. Go approximately .3 miles to building on right.
From Downtown Statesville: Take Front Street west to intersection with Garner Bagnal Blvd. Continue across Garner Bagnal Blvd onto Bristol Drive for approximately .3 miles to building on right.
To Become a Vendor or Sponsor:
Please see the attached .pdf form for vendor information/application. This will include price options, vendors schedule, and contact information.
2020 NC Agritunity Vendor & Sponsor Form