Agriculture Summit 2021

– Ag Alternatives & Legacy Farms

DATE: May 20, 2021 Thursday

TIMe: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION:  Seven Springs Farm and Vineyard

TOPIC: Managing a Business

Come and enjoy a day of agriculture education and information sharing with interesting niche farming, agritourism and farm modernization discussions lead by a diverse group of successful farmers and business owners. Also learn about Ag grants and financing options. The event will be held outside and all CDC recommended social distancing and mask protocols will be followed.


10:30 – 11:15 Pre-Conference Panel: High Tunnel Production Led by NC Cooperative Extension with Dean’s Greens Farms, Rocky Ridge Farms, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

11:00-11:30 Networking & Registration

11:30-12:30 Keynote Address & Lunch – Derrick Jackson of Grass Grazed

LUNCH – The Meat Up Spot (food truck)

12:30-12:45 BREAK

12:45-1:45 Land of Opportunity: Heir Property, Start-ups, and Finding Your Niche – Patrick Brown (Brown Family Farms/Hempfinity)

1:45-2:00 BREAK

2:00-3:00 Finding Resources: Cost-Share, Grants, and Financing Your Agribusiness

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4:15 Agritourism, Partnerships, and Building Community Seven Springs Farms & Vineyard with Lake Gaston Outfitters

4:15 Tour of winery/vineyard

Speaker(s): Derrick Jackson – Grass Grazed William Landis Patrick Brown – Hempfinity Elizabeth Paschall – Ag Credit Kelly Dixon Dave Blodget – Lake Gaston Outfitters Preston and Jamal Williams – Seven Springs Farms & Vineyards

Fee: No Cost

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