CONFERENCES AND EDUCATION
This program is a series of marketplace, financial and business management modules and networking events that are designed to assist Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran farmers in becoming more successful business people.
Emerging Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Cape Fear Farm Credit offers this annual conference to help customers sharpen their business and personal finance skills with the help of industry professionals.
Grow your F.A.R.M.
The “Grow your Farm” Program is designed to support agricultural educational opportunities. Annually, new and existing young, beginning, or small farmers/agri-business owners can apply for funds to assist them in covering the cost to attend educational programs to advance their agricultural knowledge and business skills.
NC Farm School: NC State University and NC State Extension partner to offer new and transitioning farmers practical production and business planning techniques to help increase the number of successful farmers in North Carolina.
- Financial and Educational Resources to Help Beginning Farmers
- Five Steps for Beginning Farmers
- How Beginning Farmers Can Manage Seasonal Income
Veteran Resources: There are a variety of Veteran Resources throughout North Carolina. We support and encourage you to explore the Soldier to Agriculture Program, Veteran’s Farm of North Carolina, and the NC Farmer Veteran Coalition.
Additional local partnerships and resources include
- Local Farm Service Agency Office
- Small Business Administration
- Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers
Cape Fear Farm Credit offers loan programs for Young, Beginning or Small Farmers.