Lomax Farm

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm supports local, organic farming while encouraging a new generation of farmers 

Overview of the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm is a certified organic incubator farm located in Concord, NC. It is a training-ground where beginning farmers can gain access to land and equipment to start their own farm business. Started by Cabarrus County government and Cooperative Extension as a place to raise a new crop of farmers, the farm is now being overseen by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA).  Our goal is to put Lomax Farm on sound footing for future farmers and the current farmers using this land to gain valuable skills and grow their customer base for the future.  Lomax has a sunny future as a training ground for the next generation of farmers.

CFSA is proud to have found such wonderful supporters in the Avett Brothers and Chef Vivian Howard and A Chef’s Life! Read about our Dinner Supporting Lomax, which featured music by the Avett Brothers and food by Chef Howard. The party was filmed for A Chef’s Life season four premiere episode, Onions and Avetts!

Meet the Farmers In Training

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.

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Lomax Events

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