NC Farm School Summit – Practical Production Practices for Successful Farms

The NC Farm School Summit is coming to western North Carolina to celebrate is 3rd year in bringing NC Farm School graduates together from across the state. NC Cooperative Extension Agents from several western counties are hosting anyone who is interested in gaining understanding of specific production practices. This will be an exciting two-day event for farmers interested in gaining knowledge in production.

Event Location: Mountain Horticulture Research and Extension Center; Mills River, NC

Event Date: September 14-15, 2017

Event Time: Main Event is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday 9/15 (Tours on 9/14)

Cost: $30 per person for Main Event


Event Contact: Molly Sandfoss – 828-652-8104 or email

Thursday, September 14th marks the kick off of the summit with a choice between an animal operation tour and a horticultural operation tour that will last a half a day. This first-time offer will expose invitees to how western North Carolina does local farming. There will be an opportunity for guest to join together for social time as well on Thursday evening.

Friday, September 15th marks a full day of events for guest who can choose between two different specialized topics based on their specific needs. The first part of the day will cover a choice of social media marketing, poultry health, or high tunnels. The second part of the day will add vegetable grafting, plasticulture, or pastured pork. Those who attend can also expect a farmer panel that will address student’s questions they asked as a part of registering for the event.

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