Orange County Cooperative Extension Services to offer beginning classes for new farmers

Orange County Cooperative Extension Services will hold its beginning farmer class PLANT (People Learning Agriculture Now for Tomorrow) in 2017. The 10th annual class starts on Thursday, Jan. 12. 

The eight-week class covers many production and business related topics for aspiring farmers. Each class meets one night per week for three hours, from 6 - 9 p.m. Meetings are held at the Orange County Cooperative Extension office, located at 306-E Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC.

Each class is split into three segments taught by experienced, local, vegetable growers, University professors, Extension specialists or agents, or other experts.  A tentative class schedule and other details about the class can be found on the Orange County Cooperative Extension website.

The registration fee is $120. Click here to register. The registration deadline is January 6, 2017.

For more information, please contact Mike Lanier at (919) 245-2063 or mlanier@orangecountync.gov.