The Feastie Boys Food Truck will be located at the Cooperative Extension beginning at 11:00 AM and will be offering their delicious menu of fresh, locally-based, affordable lunch options. You don't want to miss it! Come early! They'll be parked on the King Street side of the Cooperative Extension Building from 11:00-2
Thirty-seven programs did not receive funding under the current Farm Bill Extension, including programs that support organic research and production, farmers markets, beginning farmers and rural communities. Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, will provide an introduction to the farm bill and its history, and an explanation of the current extension. You will hear how the current funding cuts are affecting real people – farmers, researchers and communities – throughout the Carolinas and in your region. There will also be time for questions.
Jared Cates is a recent graduate of the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill and also attended Appalachian State University where he earned bachelors degrees in both Political Science and Spanish. While he did not grow up on a farm, Jared’s family kept a large active garden. His father was a long-time chef and natural, organic foods was always a top priority in the Cates household. These days he enjoys spending time in his large urban organic garden in Durham, NC and is excited to soon be caring for his own small flock of layer chickens. (http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/)