NC Growing Together Partners with Piedmont Triad Regional Council on GIS Update of NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory

September 2017 -- NC Growing Together has partnered with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) to host a GIS update of the North Carolina Local Food Infrastructure Inventory.  NC Growing Together originally established the Inventory in 2014 as a tool for food and farming businesses to understand the competitive landscape and find business partners. The [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , |

NCGT and CFSA Make Business Connections Happen at Grower-Buyer Meet-ups

September 2017 -- For the third year in a row, NC Growing Together and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) will be hosting a Grower-Buyer Meet-up at CFSA's annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference.  The Meet-up provides a forum for growers and buyers to meet face-to-face in a "speed-networking" format to get to know each other and [...]

NCGT Support is Growing NC Small Business Centers’ “Agripreneurship” Programs at Community Colleges

September 2017 -- NC Growing Together support is increasing the capacity of North Carolina's Small Business Centers (SBCs) to advise clients on food- and farming-related businesses.   NCGT scholarships brought nine Small Business Center directors and staff from across the state to the REAL Agriculture Entrepreneurship Training in Blowing Rock in June.  North Carolina's Small Business Center Network works [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , |

NCGT Apprentice Ben Herndon, Foster-Caviness

August 2017 -- Ben Herndon grew up on his family's farm in Parkton, NC, and worked there until he started college at NC State. He is now a rising junior, majoring in Poultry Science and minoring in Music. He came to the apprenticeship with substantial production experience in raising poultry, sheep, and cows, and also [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Katelyn Bailey, Small Business and Technology Development Center

August 2017 -- Katelyn Bailey is from Trinity, NC and is currently studying Horticulture at NC State University.  Katelyn has brought her knowledge of the agriculture industry to her mentor organization, the Small Business and Technology Development Center at UNC-Pembroke, which focuses on business counseling services. As an apprentice, she has been helping to develop a [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Kristen Wagner, NC Catch

August 2017 -- Kristen is a rising junior at UNC- Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in Environmental Science, with a focus on Energy Management. She became involved with local foods when she joined a student organization at UNC called Hope Gardens, which focuses on food access. She met her apprenticeship mentor, Ann Simpson, Director [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Molly Riddle, TRACTOR Food and Farms

August 2017 -- Molly Riddle is a native of Burnsville, NC and currently attends Brevard College, where she is majoring in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. Her interest in agriculture began when she participated in a 4-H program as a senior in high school. She recently started a student group at Brevard [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Shannon Herlihy, TRACTOR Food and Farms

August 2017 -- Shannon Herlihy is a rising senior at UNC-Asheville. She is majoring in Environmental Studies, minoring in Health and Wellness, and has designed her own concentration focusing on Food, Land, and Community. Growing up outside of Baltimore, MD, Shannon was not exposed to farms or farmers, but developed an interest in agriculture after [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Casey Auch, Feast Down East

August 2017 -- Casey Auch is a rising senior at UNC-Wilmington, studying English and Professional Writing. Early in her college career Casey got involved in environmental activism, and soon turned her attention to local food because it unites her interests in community development and environmental protection. Last summer she interned with The Lord's Acre, a [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

NCGT Apprentice Chase McCurry, Onslow County Cooperative Extension

August 2017 -- Chase is a rising sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill, studying business. He has lived most of his life in Jacksonville, NC, where both his parents retired from the military after being stationed at Camp Lejeune. He recognizes that most people with military affiliations live their lives moving from place to place, and [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |