Community Development Through Small Farmer Engagement Summer 2016

During August this year, CALS Global Academy conducted a two week training program with a group from the Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica. The training gave the group an overview of cooperative extension in North Carolina, post-harvest techniques, horticultural technology, and business development for small farmers with the goal being to share and transfer new ideas to be applied within the system in Jamaica.

Visiting one of NC State's research stations to learn more about our sweet potato breeding projects.

 

Comparing two types of sweet potatoes.

 

Meeting with Dr. Barry Goodwin to discuss pricing and price analysis methodologies.

 

Visiting Lazy-O Farm to learn more about agritourism in North Carolina.

 

The group participating in NCDA's Farm School Field day in Louisburg.

 

Albert examining vines at Foster Family Vineyards in Louisburg.

 

Visting the Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis.

 

Meeting with Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky and Dr. Johnathn Baros at the Plants for Human Health Institute.

 

The group learns more about cooperatives in NC by visiting Transplanting Traditions Community Farm in Chapel Hill.

 

Dr. Chris Gunter giving the group a seminar on Maintaining Quality and Reducing Post-Harvest Loss.