Agritourism conference slated for Stanly County March 13

WHAT: The N.C. Agritourism Networking Association will host a conference titled, “Growth and Prosperity in Your Future,” for farmers interested in learning more about the economic benefits of agritourism. The event includes speakers from regional agritourism farms, as well as economic-development specialists.

WHO: Scheduled speakers are Jim Cogdell, The Fork Farm; Andre Nabors, N.C. Department of Commerce; Guido van der Hoeven, N.C. State University; Jim Little, Riverbend Farm; John and Tina Gross, Gross Farm; Bonnie Griffin, Aw Shucks; and Vicky Porter, The Farm at Brusharbor.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Fork Farm
3200 Fork Road, Norwood

MORE INFO: Registration is $40 for NCANA members and potential members, or $20 for Cooperative Extension staff. The deadline for registration is March 8. For more information or to register, contact Martha Glass, NCDA&CS agritourism office manager, at 919-707-3120 or is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.