small farms

Agronomists help Taylorsville produce farmer expand

Six years ago, Amy Douglas left a career in civil engineering so she and her husband could raise their children in a bucolic setting. Today, they grow about six acres of produce and sell it at their roadside stand, The Farmers’ Daughter, in Taylorsville. “When I decided to go into farming in 2008, there was […]

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It’s Small Farms Week

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource fair, educational forums and awards luncheon. Small Farms Week celebrates the contribution of small-scale agriculture […]

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News Roundup: November 13-19

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NCSU wants to dip deeper into ice cream,” News & Observer: Sylvia Carter is not a student at N.C. […]

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News Roundup: August 21-27

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Small farmers can deliver safer food than agribusiness,” Asheville Citizen-Times: “The chickens are coming home to roost” could be […]

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News Roundup: May 8-14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Weeds adapting to potent herbicide raise farmers’ concerns,” Fayetteville Observer: Several years ago, farmers Lynn Carr and Roger […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Getting Small: Future Bright for Small Farming,” WGHP: This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but small farming […]

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