LOUISBURG — There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer. To explore several options, a regional conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 entitled Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference.
The conference will be held at the Vance-Granville Community College multi-purpose building in Louisburg. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9. Participants will be able to attend a variety of workshops to learn the latest farming information from successful producers and educators in North Carolina.
The topics will include:
Pastured Pork Production & Marketing, Shiitake Mushroom Production & Marketing (hands-on), Social Media on Your Farm, Permaculture, Hi-Tunnels: Pros & Cons, Small-scale Beef Production & Marketing, Poultry Production & Marketing, Raising Capital to Start a New Farm Venture, Solar Energy on a Farm, and Successful Business Planning for Farms.
Registration is $20 and includes a resource notebook, refreshments, and lunch ($10 for additional attendees from the same farm/family on or before Feb. 23). After the 23rd including at the door, registration will be an additional $10 per person.
More information available at franklincountyfarmfresh.com or call Martha Mobley, Agriculture Agent, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344. The conference is limited to the first 75 participants to register. Sponsors of the conference are the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.