The fifth annual N.C. Agritunity, a free (and this year, virtual), agricultural conference, is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

The event will be presented on Zoom with registration through Eventbrite go.ncsu.edu/ncagritunity2021registration. Prior registration is required.

NC Agritunity is a one-day event for established small farmers, beginning farmers, gardeners and anyone interested in agriculture.

Participants can choose from presentations in two educational tracks: animal production and market gardens. The programs feature presentations from N.C. State Extension specialists, agents and industry professionals.

The market garden track features Hannah Dankbar, N.C. Cooperative Extension local food program manager, with “Online Marketing for Success;” Aaron Moore, small farms area agent; Gena Moore, organic research coordinator for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, with “Season Extension in North Carolina;” and Michael Fine of Seven Sisters Farm with “Small Tools That Make a Big Difference.The animal production track features Jason Smith, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wildlife biologist, with “Native Warm Season Grasses;” Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative Extension Area poultry specialist with “Diversifying with Pastured Poultry;” and a panel discussion with: Lee Menius, N.C. Choices technical program director; Eddy Labus, Watauga County livestock extension agent; and Jessica Evans from Evans Family Farms with “Multi-Species Grazing in Diversified Livestock Operations.”

For more information, contact the Iredell County Cooperative Extension Center at 704-873-0507 or visit https://iredell.ces.ncsu.edu/nc-agritunity-2/.

NC Agritunity is a collaborative effort between N.C. Cooperative Extension agents in Iredell, Alexander, Catawba, Rowan, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.

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