By | January 17, 2020

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host a series of regional learning sessions for the Visit NC Farms app. The sessions offer a chance for agriculture, tourism and economic development leaders across the state to learn more about the app and get involved.

The Visit NC Farms app connects millions of North Carolina residents and visitors to farmers and local food – one community at a time. Piloted in Orange County, the app has expanded to include destinations across the state through funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. More communities will be added in 2020 with the eventual goal to include destinations from all 100 counties.

The sessions will allow participants the opportunity to learn more about the app, gain valuable tools, give feedback, and network with others that are involved in the app. Communities already involved in the app also are welcomed to participate. Session dates are as follows:

Jan. 22, Forsyth County Agricultural Center, Winston-Salem
Jan. 29, Nash County Agriculture Center, Nashville
Feb. 19, Lu Mil Vineyard, Elizabethtown
Feb. 26, Southwestern Community College Small Business Center, Sylva
Each session will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the N.C. Farm Bureau. The learning sessions are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. To register for a session, go to bit.ly/VisitNCFarms or email Victoria Patterson at victoria.patterson@ncagr.gov.