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October 19, 2009

News from NC A&T State University

The nomination deadline for the 2010 Gilmer L. and Clara Y. Dudley Small Farmer of the Year Award has been set: Monday, Dec. 1. The award will be presented on Small Farms Day (March 24, 2010) to a family farm in North Carolina that exemplifies success, innovation and leadership in small-scale agriculture. To be eligible, farmers must generate at least half their gross income from farming, have averaged less than $100,000 in annual gross farm revenue over the last three years, and the farm must be one with a family member making general management decisions.

Farmers living more than 130 miles from campus who would like to get their name in the hat for lodging, meals and waiver of registration fees for Small Farms Week activities on campus March 22 and 23 have until Jan. 15, 2010, to apply for a scholarship. In addition to living more than 130 miles from campus, applicants must rely on farming for at least 50 percent of annual gross income, and be part of a operation that has a family member making the general managerial decisions.

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Posted by Natalie at October 19, 2009 03:47 PM