Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference

— January 2017

Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference, Saturday, February 25

By Martha Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County

Small farms continue growing in Franklin County and surrounding counties!  In 2015, a Franklin County Small Farm Association was formed to meet the demand for educational information to help members be successful and to network with one another.  The popular Annual Small Farms Opportunities Conference will be held at Vance-Granville Community College, Franklin Campus in Louisburg on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Topics include: Raising & Marketing Cut Flowers, Hands-on Shiitake Mushroom Production & Marketing, Foraging in Woods for Farm Products; Small Scale Poultry Production & Marketing utilizing heritage breeds, and much more.

There will be a small fee to participate.

Contact Martha Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County; 919-496-3344 or for information. Program details at or