Training in Agriculture Program (TAP)

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1998: $17,890.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Dorothy Barker
Operation Spring Plant, Inc.

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn
  • Fruits: melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbages, cucurbits, garlic, greens (leafy), peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: tobacco
  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: feed rations
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, cooperatives
  • Pest Management: economic threshold
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, sustainability measures, community development
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.