Our region needs an influx of farming entrepreneurs in order to sustain and grow regional production. 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, they are more likely to be inexperienced and underfunded. These farmers face many challenges including access to land, capital, skills, support, and training.
This training will focus on how organizations and individuals, who frequently work with landowners, 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 farmland remains available for tomorrow's generation!
Location: Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607