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About NC Farm School

Extension specialist, extension agents, and local farmers with one goal:

North Carolina Farm School (NCFS) is a unique entrepreneurial program for new and transitioning farmers with the mission of increasing the number of successful farmers in North Carolina.


Farm School participants

A program to get your farm off the ground

 The interaction of practical production and business planning is critical to making the NCFS program unique as well as successful.


Farm School participants in the field

One-on-one support with help to take the next step

 Starting a farm is strategic and knowing what to do first and where to apply your time is important. We help you by investing intentional time and support to help you develop your ideas and take the next step. We are a think-plan-do program.


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Written By

Derek Washburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDerek WashburnNC Farm School Associate Call Derek Email Derek Agricultural & Resource Economics
NC State Extension, NC State University
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