From NCSU Center for Environmental Farming Systems:

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) Incubator Farm Project will be receiving applications through December 1, 2011. Through this project CEFS will partner with communities to facilitate the transition of rural, urban, or peri-urban public lands (under ownership/long-term control of a county, municipal, or state agency) into places that incubate new farm enterprises to support the future of North Carolina’s local food system.

Information on the project and the application process is available through, and for quick access to the application: We plan to kick off the project with communities selected from applicants with a visioning charrette in 2012, supporting the community in defining its vision for a successful incubator farm. Feel free to contact the project coordinator, Joanna Lelekacs, with any questions –


Joanna Massey Lelekacs, RLA
Extension Associate
State Coordinator, Incubator Farm Project
Center for Environmental Farming Systems