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Fayetteville State University’s Agriculture Outreach

Website:  www.beconnected-nc.org

Direct Services to Farmers

  • New Ground Farm (Robeson County)
  • Spence Family Farms (Cumberland County)
  • L & D Martin Farms Inc. (Wayne County)
  • Farms Land (Robeson County)
  • Evans Family Produce Farm (Cumberland County)
  • Footprints in the Garden (Wayne County)
  • Genesis Farm ( Wake County)
  • Clark's Farm (Bladen County)
  • Jim's Bees (Cumberland County)
  • Fussy Gourmet Farms, LLC (Hoke County)
  • Marshburn Farm (Bladen County)
  • Melvin Farms (Cumberland County)
  • Thrasher Hydroponics (Cumberland County)
  • John L Council Farm (Hoke County)
  • Stedman Blueberries (Cumberland County)
  • Lyons & Wade Farms (Hoke County)
  • Wise Farm (Wayne County)
  • Butler Farms (Harnett County)
  • Black Farms (Harnett County)
  • Steward's Good Fruit Farm (Wayne County)
  • Dew Farms (Pender County)
  • Quarter Shy Farm & Old Oak Vineyard (Cumberland County)

Technical Assistance
*Collaborations with partner organizations...

  • Resources & Opportunities for Agriculture Businesses Workshops
  • Planting the Path to Success Farmers Network Workshops
  • Planting the Path to Success Agriculture Partnership Workshops
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Workshop Series
  • NxLevel Tilling the Soil of Opportunity Business Plan Trainings
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Opportunity Workshops
  • Agriculture Strategic Planning Workshops
  • Cultivating Profits with Small Scale Farming Workshops
  • Agriculture Tax Planning Workshops
  • Site Visits to Farms
  • Connect farmers with Agriculture Opportunities and Resources

Partnerships

  • Carolina Farm Stewardship
  • Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) NC Growing Together
  • Conservation Trust for North Carolina
  • Earthwise Organics, LLC
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
  • Small Business &Technology Development Center at Fayetteville State University
  • The Teenie Group, LLC
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University

Special Projects
Agriculture Operations Manager Internship Program
Fayetteville State University

  • Conservation Trust for North Carolina
  • Providing a minority undergraduate student with the opportunity to gain agriculture experience in farm management, farmers market management, and record keeping.
  • Providing farmers a workforce development opportunity to train and receive the Agriculture Operations Manager Intern for their farm.

Co-op Opportunity Project
Fayetteville State University
Farmers

  • Formalizing a southeast co-op to serve within various markets.
  • Networking within the co-op to sell to each other at wholesale prices.

Home Grown Market Produce Buying Club
Sustainable Neighbors

  • Collaborating with local organizations and groups to supply fresh produce from farmers
  • Cooking Demos & Classes to teach individuals how to use the local produce

Murchison Road Community Farmers Market
Fayetteville State University

  • Recruiting farmers and vendors for the market

Sustainable Neighbors

  • Cooking Demos & Classes to teach individuals how to use the local produce

Tentative Projects

SNAP-EBT Farmers Sign-up Event
Fayetteville State University
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program

  • Host location for the southeast of North Carolina for direct marketing farmers and farmers markets to provide the opportunity to farmers to enroll as retailers in the SNAP program.

Ag Urban Conference
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Sustainable Neighbors
Spence Family Farms

  • Hosting an agriculture conference to provide opportunities for small scale farmers to create high-output sustainable farming.

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