FEB 7 Learn About Collaborative Farming

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Please join us an afternoon of learning about additional ways to produce income from the farm, with a focus on Collaborative Farming on February 7th at the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center. This afternoon workshop examines best practices and lessons learned from several case studies of farming collaborations in NC. The workshop is sponsored by the NC Growing Together Project, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, and is co-facilitated by Carolina Common Enterprise.

Happening from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., “Collaborative Farming in NC: When It Makes Sense to Partner with Others,” examines collaborative farming in NC. This session is open to anyone interested in exploring various types of collaborative farming structures, including cooperatives, limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations, and nonprofit associations. Instructors include Becky Bowen and Rebecca Dunning of NC Cooperative Extension, and Thomas Beckett and Teia Evans, of Carolina Common Enterprise, a cooperative development center for the Carolinas.

The workshops are free, but the local foods lunch will cost $20. For more information, or to register online, visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/grants-collaborations-workshop