*If you would like WNC FarmLink to come speak to your community group, provide an educational workshop on land access, or coordinate a farmer and landowner meet & greet in your community contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make it happen!*
~October 17th at the Watauga Farmland Preservation Committee meeting in Boone.
~September 22nd at the Mountain Farming Education Day in Cherokee County. Starts at 9am at the Tri-County Community College Center for Applied Technology in Marble.
~July 27th at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm, co-presenting with Chris Link, the Community Farm manager, and Chris McWhorter of W.P. Law on Irrigation Design at the Small Farm Scale
~June 26th at the Buncombe County Land Advisory Board Conservation Celebration Dinner in Asheville.
~June 13-16th “Changing Lands, Changing Hands: A National Conference on Farm & Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer” in Denver, CO.
~May 3rd at the Saluda Community Land Trust board meeting
~March 11th & 12th in Asheville at the Organic Growers School Spring Conference, presenting ‘Creative Farmland Access’ with Chris Link from the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Holly Rippon-Butler of the National Young Farmers Coalition
~March 9th in Alexander at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, presenting at the Accessing Land to Farm: Strategies & Partners to Help You Succeed Training
~March 8, 2017 in Mills River at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, presenting at the Regional Land Access Training for Land Trusts
~February 21st, 2017 in Hayesville at the Clay County Ag Breakfast
~Decmber 6th in Marble, NC at the Farm Services Expo at Tri-County Community College Center for Applied Technology
~November 15th in Raleigh at the Annual NC Cooperative Extension Conference
~July 28th in Mills River, NC at the Annual Alternative Crops and Organics Research Tour and Biodynamic Workshop
~July 12th in Mills River presenting at the Cooperative Extension West District County Director meeting
~July 7th in Alexander, NC co-hosting an Irrigation Workshop with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy at their Community Farm
~May 10th in Fletcher, NC, with the WNC Pasture Network, at the Buncombe County Friends of Ag Breakfast, WNC Ag Center, Virginia Boone Building, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, 7-8am
~April 18th in Boone, NC, speaking with the Andrew Branan Law Firm on farmland transition, at Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, 5-8pm
~March 31st in Cherokee, NC at the Swain/Jackson County Producers Breakfast, 9am
~March 29th in Franklin, NC at the Macon County Producers Breakfast, 9am
~March 24th in Spindale, NC at the Rutherford County Farm Bureau Meeting, 6:30pm
~ March 12/13th in Asheville, NC at The Organic Growers School Spring Conference co-presenting ‘Accessing Farmland: Land Trusts, Farmlink & Other Land Access Tools’ with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
~ February 1st in Newton, NC at the Farmland Preservation Workshop for Beginning and Retiring Farmers at the Newton Expo Center, 525 W A Street from 3:30-8:30pm
~November 18th in Columbus, NC at the Polk County Friends of Agriculture Breakfast at the 4H Center, 135 Locust St in Columbus, NC from 7-8am.
~November 7th in Durham, NC at the CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference “Making Farmland Accessible” co-speaking with Holly Rippon-Butler from the National Young Farmers Coalition Time: 8:30-10am Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham Website: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac
~October 12-13th in Winston-Salem, NC Carolina Meat Conference Address: The Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC Website: http://www.carolinameatconference.com
~October 10th in Burnsville, NC Yancey County Farmers Market Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Address: South Main Street, just south of the Burnsville Square, beside the Town Center Website: https://yanceycountyfarmersmarket.wordpress.com
~September 25th, 2015 in Murphy, NC
Southern Appalachian Family Farms – General Membership Meeting, 5:30-8pm Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine St, Murphy, NC 28906 Contact: email@example.com
~September 23rd, 2015 in Boone, NC
Accessing Farmland in the Mountains
Please join us for a 3-part workshop on mountain farmland access, leasing and evaluation. There will be a Q & A session afterwards. Sample lease templates and other land access resources will be provided.
Wednesday, September 23rd 6:30-8pm
Watauga County Center
971 W King St, Boone, NC 28607
RSVP: (828) 785-4284 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org