NC State Extension

2019 Big Dreams Small Farms

This series complements the NC Farm School program by allowing you to evaluate crop ideas as it relates to the specific challenges for each crop or animal. Read more below…

You want to jump into farming but…

  • you want to know what you like 
  • you want to know more how about how specific crops and animals are raised
  • you need to see it first before you are ready to develop your business
  • you want to meet people who have a similar interest in agriculture to help you along the way
  • you are looking for professional help… you need an extension agent

NO PROBLEM WE GOT YOU COVERED!!!

OUR 2019 LOCATIONS CAN HELP:

Piedmont

Foothills

Small Fruit Production

Topics Covered: Blueberries, Blackberries & Muscadines, Site Selection, Production Systems, Variety Selection, Facilities/Infrastructure Needed, Start-Up Costs, Marketing Options, Insect/Disease Control, Post Harvest Handling

Pastured  Poultry Production

Topics Covered: Site Selection, Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing

Agritourism

photo credit: http://www.nc-ana.org/

Topics Covered: ….coming soon

Small Ruminants (Sheep & Goats) Production

photo credit: https://www.farmflavor.com/north-carolina/north-carolina-family-farms-leave-lasting-legacies/

Topics Covered: Site Selection/Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing

Pastured Pork Production

Topics Covered: Site Selection/Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing