Beginning farmer workshops start May 13

Published 8:59 am Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Want to be a farmer”

Davie Cooperative Extension can help.

“There have been times when clients ask me, ‘I have some land that I want to do something with. Tell me what I can do to make money’,” said Phil Rucker, Davie Extension livestock agent. “This is a hard question to answer because there are so many things that one must consider.

“If you are considering starting a farming operation and are not sure where to begin, this regional Beginner Farmer Online Series is just for you.”

This four-part series will cover topics on what can be grown, where’s the money, where and how to sell products, and who can help. The purpose is to help those interested in beginning a small farm who have little to no experience and would like a general overview of how to get started.

Sessions will be held weekly at 10 a.m. beginning May 13,. There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Register for one or all of the workshops.

• May 13 – What Can I Grow?

• May 20 – Where’s the Money?

• May 27 – Where & How am I Going to Sell It?

• June 3 – Who Can Help Me?

The series will be held through the Zoom platform. To simplify the registration process, all registrations will be channeled through Sara Drake. If you have any questions about the series or using Zoom, visit or you can  email or