NC Cooperative Extension will provide an overview of NC Farm School Down East. This course 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. The goal of this effort is to ensure those with existing resources have a viable business plan for success. This eight week course will focus on different areas of management including finance, risk management, budgeting, production and marketing strategies taught by NC Extension Agents, NCSU faculty, guest speakers, and local farmers. The class will also include four touring dates to examine the diversity of existing farming enterprises within Eastern NC and reinforce classroom instruction. Applications for enrollment into this fee-based program are due December 18,2017.
To register for one of these meetings send an email with the names of those attending to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and application for enrollment to the 2018 NC Down East Farm School is found at ncfarmschool.ces.ncsu.edu.