New farmers are more likely to be interested in sustainable agriculture practices and running farm operations in the small-to-mid-sized range, which is ideal for WNC. At the same time, though, they are more likely to be inexperienced and underfunded. These farmers face many challenges including access to land, capital, skills, support, and training and may not have connections to established networks that have sustained our rural communities.
This training, will focus on how organizations and individuals may be able to better advocate for good farm transition planning.
If you frequently work with landowners on stewardship or production planning, this workshop will provide you with tools to ensure that High Country and WNC farmland remains available for tomorrow's generation!
The training will be facilitated by Andrew Branan (NCSU) and Suzanna Denison (WNC FarmLink).
Location: Appalachian District Health Department (126 Poplar Grove Connector, Boone, NC 28607)Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM, meal included