RALEIGH — Due to donations to the William W. Dow Memorial Scholarship fund, the N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced that scholarships are available for beginning farmers and ranchers to attend the 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 15-17, 2013 in Durham, NC.
The scholarship is a $300 value.
For more information and to apply, see carolinafarmstewards.org/beginning-farmer-rancher-scholarship.
The application deadline is August 21, 2013
The Sustainable Agriculture Conference is an unparalleled opportunity for beginning farmers to learn how to be successful in their sustainable farming enterprises. Special programming for beginning farmers includes: finding land, farm business finances, access to community-based capital, using body mechanics and tools to stay healthy longer, and season extension techniques. Other conference workshops cover cutting edge issues in sustainable agriculture, including organic weed control, soil fertility, pasture-based livestock, food safety and processing, and direct marketing. All is essential information for new farms to thrive.
Eligibility: Applicants must own or lease their own farm land in the Carolinas, have been farming for 5 years or less, and not be a previous recipient of a CFSA SAC scholarship.
Questions? Contact Laura Reedy, Education Coordinator, [email protected].