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Avett Brothers' Manager: Scott Avett Plans To Help Fund Incubator Farm in Concord

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One of Concord's own Avett Brothers plans to pitch in to help the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm stay up and running. The Avett Brothers' manager tells My Fox Carolinas Scott Avett wants to help the farm that was shuttered by county budget cuts weeks ago and then brought back to life this week.

On Monday night, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners voted to turn the power back on at the Lomax Farm. Just weeks ago commissioners voted for the farm to be shut down in a wave of last-minute budget cuts.

The farm is a training ground for people looking to get into the agriculture business. County commissioners decided Monday to cut the electricity back on at the farm, during a transition period, until a private non-profit takes over operations.

Aaron Newton, the former Farm Manager, said, “All of them are going to get to continue to use the farm in the short term, while we work through this plan that will provide a long term strategy for keeping this farm up and in operation and do so without any expense to the Cabarrus County taxpayers.”

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners could vote as early as July 21 to turn the farm over to the private non-profit Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

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