AgFirst sponsorships helping further agricultural education in the Carolinas
AgFirst has partnered with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to help further agricultural education in the Carolinas.
The CFSA is a farmer-driven, membership-based nonprofit organization that helps people in North Carolina and South Carolina grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies; building systems that family farms need to thrive; and educating communities about local, organic agriculture.
AgFirst is providing sponsorships for four Farm Credit University courses to help fill the association’s need for training for their producer members and staff. Two courses will be for professional development and two for agricultural producers.
AgFirst has also donated $2,500 to help the association purchase a farm truck for its new-farmer training ground, the Elma C. Lomax Research and Education Farm. The facility also conducts research, provides hands-on learning for students, serves as a business incubator and hosts workshops for farmers and the general public.
Read more about the organization on their website.