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2020 NC Farm School Foothils

Attend the 2020 NC Farm School Foothills

Realize the dream of owning your own farm!

Learn from the successful farms of our graduates!

  • Marketing, budgeting, finance, risk management, and farm
    production training tailored to your goals
  • One on one business consultations with NC State University Specialist
  • Continued events and relationships to help you develop your business beyond 2016 NC Farm School
  • Access to farming resources developed in our program exclusively for NCFS Students
  • Relationships with extension agents in your county connecting you to valuable resources   

Bi-monthly business classes January 16–April 23, 2020, 6–9 p.m.; Monthly field days February to May, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information:

2020 NC Farm School

The NC Farm School Foothills classes will be held at 151 W. Main Ave. Taylorsville, NC.
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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Alexander County Center will be hosting NC Farm School Foothills in 2020. The NC Farm School program offers eight business-planning seminars taught by extension specialists and experienced agents. These sessions give students the tools to match a crop or animal operation to their current goals, land resources, and marketing opportunities. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by providing evening classes every other week from 6–9 p.m. that focuses on different areas of agricultural business. Classes cover practical steps in goal setting, resource assessment, financial management, and effective marketing strategies. The goal of NC Farm School is to allow a pathway of success for farmers to generate successful businesses.

The program also includes field trips to working farms, many of which completed our program and operate successful farms. Participants learn economically sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, poultry, animal husbandry, and agritourism.

One of the features of the NC Farm School is getting one on one time with NC State University specialist trained in agricultural business, marketing, production system evaluation, and business startup. These consultations are invaluable to help save student’s time and money and to get their farm business up and running. In addition, students will meet a local agent who can help them follow through with their plans, connect them to local resources, and ensure they have a sound production system in place.