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 a 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.

> DOWNLOAD the Lomax Incubator Farm FIT Program Overview


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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Events at Lomax

Take a class, volunteer, or join us for an event to check out all the cool things happening at Lomax

lomax volunteer day


2018 Events at Lomax


Saturday, February 24 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Organic Growers School, Farm Dreams sustainable farming workshop
Register over at Organic Growers School.

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Lomax Farm Development Plan


Executive Summary

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.

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Volunteering at Lomax


2018 Community Workdays

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.

  • Spring: Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Fall: October (TBD)

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