Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sandhills Farm School 2014
Sandhills Farm School 2014: Helping farmers plan successful small-scale, sustainable farms.
Feb. 18 - Orientation to Farm School / Agriculture Opportunities in NC
Feb. 27 - Field Trip, Diversified Farm, Moore
March 18- Farm Planning
March 27 - Greenhouse vegetables, Beef, Field Trip Richmond County
April 15 - Financial Record Keeping
April 24 - Organic Production and GAPS, Asparagus, Vegetables, Moore
May 20- Business Planning
May 22 - Row crops, Stevia, Bees, Hoke and Scotland Counties
June 17 - Effective Marketing Strategies
June 26 - Orchard, Value-added Montgomery County
July - August BREAK—NO CLASS
September 16- Ag Plan Review
September 25 - Pastured Pork & Poultry Field Trip
October 21- Risk Management
October 23 - Pumpkins and Corn Maze Field-Trip to Lee County
What is the Sandhills Farm School?
The Sandhills Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.
The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will give farmers the tools to create a viable business plan for a small scale, economically sustainable farm enterprise. The school also includes seven field trips to working farms led by innovative experienced farmers and agricultural professionals.
Classes will be held at the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Station, Pages Lake, 301 Lake Park Crossing (corner of US #1 Hwy. and Maple St.), Aberdeen.
Low-cost Sustainable Farming Methods
Business Planning & Development
Effective Marketing Strategies
*Farm School is geared for the Adult learner. Minimum age for classes and field trips is 12 years of age.
For more information visit our website at:
www.moore.ces.ncsu.edu or call our office at 910-947-3188.
Sandhills Farm School LeadersTaylor Williams-Moore County Agent
Stephen Greer-Moore County Director
Kaitlyn Cranford-Moore County Agent
Susan Kelly-Richmond County Director
Paige Burns– Richmond County Agent
Tiffanee Conrad-Richmond County Agent
Randy Wood-Scotland County Director
Jamie Warner –Montgomery County Agent
Kim Tungate-Lee County Agent
Keith Walters-Hoke County Director
Mary Hollingsworth-Hoke County Agent
Gary Bullen, Extension Associate
Online brochure: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/SFS-brochure-2014-1.pdf