Cabarrus County and NC Cooperative Extension have partnered in the development of the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park off Atando Road in Concord.
This incubator farm works much like a business incubator. Individuals interested in starting a business as a farmer can enroll in the program which provides classroom instruction on the business of farming in Cabarrus County, as well as hands–on experience on the Farm. Participants in the program develop and manage their own agriculture business while receiving guidance from seasoned farmers.
In 2014, the Farm transfered operations to Carolina Farms Stewardship Association.