NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.

Events & Trainings

testFarmers markets are increasing in number throughout North Carolina, with more than 200 markets across the state - that's good for 10th in the nation. Consumers enjoy the opportunity to buy fresh, locally-grown products directly from the farmers. Farmers markets support the local economy and encourage healthier meals that feature fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to produce, many markets offer a wide variety of agricultural products including meat, honey, cut flowers, eggs, artisan cheese, baked goods and more.

Events & Trainings

Free Workshops for Farmers Market Managers

  • February 11, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
  • March 11, 2011
    Elizabeth City, NC
  • March 18, 2011
    Monroe, NC (in cooperation with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County)

Three one-day workshops for farmers market managers are being offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in February 2011.

Agenda (PDF)
Registration Form (PDF)

For more information, contact:
Annette Dunlap
Agribusiness Developer, NCDA&CS
919-707-3117
annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov

N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market

The N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market, in its third year, opened on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The market, located at the corner of West B St. and Main St. in downtown Kannapolis, will run through September 30. Hosted by N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus and N.C. Cooperative Extension, the N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market operates Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

View the N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market 2010 Schedule of Events

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