NC Farm School Registration Deadline Approaching

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Developing a business plan for an agricultural venture or agribusiness enterprise to include personal goals, marketing, cash flow models, legal issues and budgets can be a daunting task. N.C. Cooperative Extension Agents and North Carolina State University faculty will provide classroom instruction, local farm tours and personal consultations for individuals seeking to develop a viable agricultural enterprise or expand an existing one into a new market through the NC Farm School program. This eight-week, fee-based course ensures those with existing resources have a viable business plan for success. Instruction and one-on-one consultation address different areas of management including finance, risk management, budgeting, and marketing strategies.

Students of NC Farm School Down East will meet twice monthly at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County office, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2, Greenville, NC to develop a business plan for a farming enterprise. Classroom sessions beginning January 2019 will be reinforced by presentations from successful farmers from the area and local tours. Personal consultation and farm visits from N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC State University are also provided.

Applications for enrollment into this program are available on-line only and due January 3, 2019. Enrollment is limited. Cost is $399 for an individual and $599 for a couple. For more information visit NC Farm School.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Leigh Guth, County Extension Director at 252-902-1702, or email her at leigh_guth@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.