College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

National Conference on Next Generation Sustainable Technologies for Small Scale Producers

National Conference on Next Generation Sustainable Technologies for Small Scale Producers, September seventh through the nineth 2022


To create a road map for developing and delivering the next generation of soil, air and water technologies in support of sustainable production systems on small and limited  resource farms; identify gaps, needs and recommendations for NIFA; and ensure access to technology with consideration for affordability and applicability.

Technical Presentations - Topic Areas

Aryal Niroj, Ph.D.
Biological Engineering

Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Built Environment

Godfrey Uzochukwu, Ph.D.
Waste Management Institute

Sanjun Gu, Ph.D.
N.C. A&T Cooperative Extension Service

Kathleen Liang, Ph.D.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Godfrey Ejimakor, Ph.D.

Reza Tahergorabi, Ph.D.
Food Science
336 - 285 – 4865,

Abstract Format

Abstracts (300 words) should be written in English and typed, single-spaced, in size 12 font. Prepare the abstract as an 8½ x 11 in. Word document with 1-inch margins. Center the title (maximum 12 words, bold type, all caps) at the top of the page. Leave one line of space after the title and list all authors and their affiliations, including city, state/province and country. The name of the correspondent/ presenting author should be underlined. Leave one line of space after the authors and begin the abstract text. Leave one line of space between paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs.

Submit abstracts and full papers electronically to program chairs (Word document).

  • ABSTRACT DEADLINE: July 31, 2022 (Deadline extension will be granted upon request)
  • FULL PAPER DEADLINE: extended until December 15, 2022. (Limit full paper to 6 pages.)

A peer-reviewed and published (Springer) copy of the conference proceeding will be distributed to all authors.

There will be an opportunity to submit full papers after the conference. Full papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.

Who Should Attend

  • Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Urban and Controlled Environment Farmers
  • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
  • Heirs, Property Holders and Absentee
  • Landowners
  • Underserved Rural Community Citizens
  • Military Veterans and Retired Farmers
  • Agricultural Professionals and Agribusiness
  • Stakeholders
  • Students, Researchers, Scientists and Agency
  • Representatives


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Register online

To register online please use our online registration form

* Registration deadline: August 31, 2022 

Hotel Information 

Marriott Downtown
304 N Greene St
Greensboro, NC 27401
1-800-228-9290 or 336-379-8000

Group Name: Next Generation
Conference Code: M-MUOCVHW - Last Day to Book a Room: August 15, 2022
$150.00 plus 12.75% state/local sales taxes

To reserve your hotel room with the Marriott Downtown

Sponsored by

North Carolina A&T State University
  • The Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute
  • Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Extended Campus: Continuing Education
  • Small Farms Resource and Innovation Center
Virginia State University
  • Small Farm Outreach Program
Alabama A&M University
  • Small Farms Research Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture (NIFA)

Alcorn State University
  • The Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
  • Policy Research Center

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)