NC Farm School for Veterans

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Lady and small child feeding cowsThe NC Down East Farm School will provide classroom instruction and personal consultations for Veterans in this region seeking to develop a viable agricultural enterprise or expand an existing one into a new market. The goal of this effort is to ensure those with existing resources have a viable business plan for success. This eight-week course via Zoom will focus on different areas of management including finance, risk management, budgeting, production, and marketing strategies taught by NC State Extension agents, NC State University faculty, guest speakers, and local farmers. The class may also include touring dates to examine the diversity of existing farming enterprises within Eastern NC and reinforce classroom instruction assuming COVID-19 guidelines and policy allow.

This is typically a fee-based programs but is offered free for a limited time. Applicants must register in advance. Applications can be downloaded HERE or by contacting Tiffaney Boone, VEBCOG AGVET Program Coordinator, at tiffaney.vebcog.coordination@gmail.com

More information, resources, fees, and additional information can be found at NC State’s website, NC Farm School.

NC Farm School Flyer with program description and dates

NC Farm School for Veterans Press Release