2018 NC Farm School Catawba River Application
This school will be located at the Lincoln County Extension Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092
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Are you applying with another person as a part of a couple or pair?
Will you be the main contact?
Please list your team member's First name:
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Please list your team member's Last name:
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Current Employment Status
Highest Education Level
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Do you currently run an agricultural business or do you intend on starting an agricultural business?
Are you involved with an organization(s) that teach farmers business and production skills?
If you answered yes, please list the organization(s) you are involved with that teach farmers business and production skills:
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Do you have access or own land you can use for agricultural production?
If you answered yes, how many acres?
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Choose which applies to the land you have access to if you answered yes:
If you answered no, do you intend on finding land in the next 12 months to farm?
What are the top three crops or livestock you are interested in growing?
(Example: Vegetables- tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers or sheep, chickens, and small Fruit)
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Have you raised crops and/or livestock in the past?
Have you sold crops and/or livestock in the past?
What crops or livestock are you currently producing/produced in the past?
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List at least three goals you have for your farm:
(Example: I would like to preserve my land as a farm for the next generation, earn enough income to pay the expenses of ownership of my farm/land, and I would like to have a profitable enterprise that could pay one house hold salary in the next three to five years)
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List any formal training you have had in agricultural business or agricultural production:
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List previous work experience that might assist you in farm business ownership:
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What equipment or resources do you currently have that might be of use to you in a farming enterprise?
(Example: Trucks, Tractors, Greenhouses, Irrigation System, Wells, Fencing, Shelters, Barns, Equipment Shop)
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Have you received or participated in programs/services from the Cooperative Extension Service before?
If yes please list the programs/services from the Cooperative Extension Service you participated in:
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How did you hear about NC Farm School?
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I understand this information was collected to help me begin my business process and will not be used to discriminate based on my resources, needs, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, education or disability. I wish to become a participant in the NC Farm School program. If accepted, I agree to complete the NC Farm School by attending at least 6 of the 8 classes. I understand the value of NC Farm School is helping me develop a business plan and connect to a network of professionals that will help me succeed. I am serious about my desire to add a new enterprise to my farm or start a new farming business to be financially sustainable. I will work to complete as much of my business plan as possible with the help of guiding professionals. I agree to pay $599 for a two person registration or $399 for a single registration.
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