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Scholarships to CFSA SAC available now

NC SARE Professional Develop Program Travel Scholarships are now available to the 2016 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Agriculture Conference (CFSA SAC). The CFSA SAC takes place November 4-6, 2016 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center (4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC).  More information about the conference can be found at: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/ Scholarships are open to Extension agents, NCDA&CS and NRCS personnel, and other agriculture educators.  Scholarship applications can be found at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/2tPMoFIfzS1mXWfg1 Applications are due by August 15 (5 pm).  However, applications will be accepted after August 15 and will be considered as funds are available. Please contact Molly Hamilton (molly_hamilton@ncsu.edu or 828-273-1041) with any questions.

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Extension Travel
Scholarships to CFSA SAC available now

NC SARE Professional Develop Program Travel Scholarships are now available to the 2016 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Agriculture Conference (CFSA SAC). The CFSA SAC takes place November 4-6, 2016 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center (4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC).  More information about the conference can be found at: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/ Scholarships are open to Extension agents, NCDA&CS and NRCS personnel, and other agriculture educators.  Scholarship applications can be found at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/2tPMoFIfzS1mXWfg1 Applications are due by August 15 (5 pm).  However, applications will be accepted after August 15 and will be considered as funds are available. Please contact Molly Hamilton (molly_hamilton@ncsu.edu or 828-273-1041) with any questions.

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Sustainable
Agriculture Educator of the Year

Der Xiong, Extension agent in Catawba County, won the 2015 NC SARE Outstanding Sustainable Ag Educator of the Year at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Ag Conference.  Dr. Sanjun Gu presented the award to Der, siting her efforts with the region's Farm School, her ag service in the Hmong community, and general efforts to promote sustainable agriculture with her clients.  Congratulations, Der!

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Accepting nominations
for 2016 Outstanding Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture

NC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education 2016 Outstanding Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture Award North Carolina SARE announces open nominations for the NC SARE Outstanding Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture for 2016.  The award will be presented at the 2016 CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, North Carolina, November 4-6.  Last year's award winner was Der Xiong of Catawba County. Please take a few minutes to nominate a worthy candidate for this award.  Prior nominations and self-nominations are eligible. The Extension Educator should have a strong program committed to sustainable agriculture.  The Extension Educator should be an effective collaborator, and have demonstrated impacts in the area of sustainability. To nominate a candidate, please submit: A nomination statement (1 page or less) in the form of a letter. Describe why the Extension Educator deserves this award. Describe the Educator’s extension programming and how it promotes sustainable agriculture in the state. Up to three (3) supporting documents to strengthen the nomination statement. Documents may include a power point presentation, newspaper (or other) article, fact sheet, authored publication, etc. Statements from farmers or clients served are also helpful.  These items will not be weighted as strongly as the nomination statement. The deadline for nominations is September 9, 2016. Please send nominations to Molly Hamilton at molly_hamilton@ncsu.edu OR fill in the google form https://goo.gl/forms/DhiIBkZxakvHv6cm1 and email the supporting documents to Ms. Hamilton. The Selection Committee will include the NC SARE State Coordinators and the NC SARE Advisory Committee.

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Scholarships Available to Nat’l Small Farms Conference

A limited number of scholarships are available to employees of non-government organizations that directly assist limited-resource, socially-disadvantaged or military veteran producers and ranchers. The program provides financial assistance to up to five employees MORE »

Scholarships to Pasture PorkShop for Extension

NC Choices is thrilled to report that thanks to generous funding by Extension’s Local Food Program, we are able to offer scholarships for THIRTY Extension Professionals to attend the Pasture PorkShop event on May 25! Scholarships MORE »

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National Small Farm ConferenceTue Sep 20 - Thu Sep 22, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
— 4 weeks away
Women Working in Meat Business ConferenceSun Oct 2 - Tue Oct 4, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center, 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd, Efland, NC 27243, USA
— 1 month away
CFSA's Sustainable Agriculture ConferenceFri Nov 4 - Sun Nov 6, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Durham, NC, USA
— 2 months away
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