Friends of Agriculture Breakfast


With the generous support of Polk County Farm Bureau, Polk County’s Office of Agricultural Economic Development hosts a monthly Friends of Agriculture Breakfast for our community of farmers, gardeners, and food enthusiasts. The Friends of Agriculture Breakfast is a free event which features a delicious local food breakfast and an educational speaker on areas of interest to our agricultural community. Past speakers and topics of conversation have included:

  • “Hot New Crops: Should You Grow Them?” by Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science with NC State University
  • “Cultivating Abundance: Using Design to Grow More Food Where People Live” by Chuck Marsh, President and Senior Permaculture Designer with Living Systems Design
  • “Utilizing Cover Crops and Winter Grain Production to Build Better Soils and Increase Profits” by Dr. Brian Ward, Research Specialist with ​Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center

The Friends of Agriculture Breakfast is held on the third Wednesday of every month between September and May at the 4-H Building in Columbus, NC.