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NC Agritunity 2019 to feature learning and networking opportunities for small farms!

STATESVILLE, NC (January 10, 2019) — The third annual NC Agritunity Conference and Tradeshow will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Iredell County Agricultural Center located at 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. NC Agritunity is a one-day event for established small farmers, beginning farmers, gardeners, and anyone interested in agriculture. 

Participants can choose from presentations in three educational tracks: Livestock Management (small ruminants), Small Fruit and Alternative Crops, and What to Know for Small Farm Startups.  The educational programs feature presentations from NC State Extension specialists, agents, and industry professionals. Continuing Education Credits will be available for existing applicator license holders for some of the presentations (this will be noted on the agenda).  Participants will also be able to visit tradeshow vendors including agricultural businesses, suppliers and manufacturers, non-profits, and service agencies sectors. Keynote speaker will be Carol Coulter of Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy in Crumpler, NC.

Tradeshow and registration will open at 8:30 am with the educational programs beginning at 9:00 am. The event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is requested. Lunch will be available for purchase on site from Fusion Mexican Grill food truck. Registration forms are available at Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell, and Rowan County Extension Centers and online at: iredell.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/10/2019-nc-agritunity-conference-and-trade-show

For more information, please contact the Iredell County Cooperative Extension Center at 704-873-0507   between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday, or visit: iredell.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/10/2019-nc-agritunity-conference-and-trade-show at any time. 

ABOUT N.C. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

N.C. Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local governments statewide. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians connect millions of North Carolinians with research-based information and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T. Educational programs specialize in agriculture, food and nutrition, 4-H youth development, community development and the environment.  Find your local center at www.ces.ncsu.edu/local-county-center.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Iredell County Extension Director, Nancy Keith, at (704) 878-3165 or nancy_keith@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.