Our state is very fortunate to have two land grant universities to support our citizens, NC State University and NC A&T State University. These two universities support Cooperative Extension 101 offices throughout the state by providing unbiased research based information, resources, and personnel. NC A&T has an Agricultural and Natural Resources program that has a primary focus on beginning farmers, those with limited resources, and small scale farms. Our county has a large and growing population that falls within these categories and are in need of support.
We are pleased to announce a new employee to our Stokes County Cooperative Extension office. Bryan Hartman has been hired as an Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent effective April 16. Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with a minor in Horticultural Science and Animal Science from NC State University. As a lifelong farmer, Bryan has experience in tobacco production, greenhouse management, row crops, and vegetable production. His education and experience will serve as an asset to our local farmers and those interested in horticulture. Bryan has a servant’s heart and is passionate about our community and agriculture. Mr. Hartman is a native of Stokes County and was eager to return to our wonderful county upon completion of his degree and the experiences that he gained from the NC State University experience. If you would like to meet with Bryan and learn about the services and skills that he has to offer, please feel free to contact the Stokes County Cooperative Extension Office at 336-593-8179.