2020 Small Farmers of the Year

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Small farmers are essential to North Carolina’s thriving $91.8 billion-dollar agricultural sector; they comprise about 80% of all farms in the state. Every year, N.C. A&T State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) celebrates small farmers through the Cooperative Extension Program’s Small Farms Week.

Unfortunately, in March the week-long annual event had to be canceled due to COVID-19. But as you know, this pandemic has not stopped our small farmers from providing needed food and resources to their communities. On September 30, 2020, Extension traveled all over the state to thank them and officially announce the finalist, and name the 2020 Small Farmers of the Year!

2020 Small Farmers of the Year

Congratulation to the 2020 Small Farmers of the Year Amos and Kaci Nidiffer – Trosly Farm – Avery County

Check Out the Other Finalist

Steven and Jamie Porter – Porter Farms – Lenoir County

Millard and Connie Locklear – New Ground Farms – Robeson County

For more information on the 2020 Small Farms Week program at N.C. A&T State University, please go to:

2020 Small Farms Week