How it Works
FITs receive classroom instruction on the business of farming in Cabarrus County as well as hands–on experience on the farm. Participants in the program develop and manage their own agriculture business while receiving guidance from staff and seasoned farmers.
Farmers-in-training have a 3 to 5 year participation period at the farm and Lomax Farm staff aim to help the new farms find land of their own.
The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm was started in 2009 in response to the decreasing number and increasing age of farmers in Cabarrus County and the growing demand for locally grown food.
3445 Atando Road
Concord, North Carolina 28025
We will hold two half-day volunteer workdays this year, one in April and another in October. Please check back in March for more information.