• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2015 NC Farm School Summit to be held Wednesday October 7, 2015

The NC Farm School program operates 4 locations throughout the state in 2015. These locations include areas in the Blue Ridge, Foothills, Piedmont, and Sandhills. All of the schools utilize extension agents and farmers from their regions to train farmers desiring to develop business skills. There is a NC Farm School close to you in 2016, check back to our website for more information about registration soon.

The NC Farm School program offers seven business-planning seminars taught by extension specialist, agents, and experienced farmers. These sessions give farmers the tools to create viable business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by providing one class each month and each business session focuses on different areas of a business plan, including financial management and effective marketing strategies. The goal of NC Farm School is to allow a pathway of success for farmers to generate profitable businesses.

The program also includes field trips to working farms led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn economically sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, poultry, animal husbandry, and agritourism. These field trips are available to anyone who signs up for NC Farm School during our registration period, prior to the beginning of classes.

For more information about the 2015 NC Farm School Summit or the 2016 NC Farm School contact Mary Jac Brennan at 336-703-2869 or by email maryjac_brennan@ncsu.edu

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