Educational programs conducted by the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
A list of resources for farmers targeted to those in Chatham County but relevant to farmers across North Carolina. Growing Small Farms is an incredible source of information & guidance for NC small-scale farmers!
A compilation of resources on sustainable production practices from Chatham County Extension's Growing Small Farms project.
California Farm Link has an extensive general resource library on the following topics: farm business management, financing, land access and tenure, land trusts & conservation, farm succession planning, farm production resources, farm policy and advocacy, and more. Check it out!
A Farm Business Planning Course is now available online from New Entry Sustainable Farming Project! The course can help you develop a business plan, identify goals and timelines, locate resources to help you get started, plan your production, and develop your individual vision.
A guide to North Carolina's statewide efforts to protect farmland for the future, including topics like agricultural planning, local government tools, conservation programs and easements, land trusts, and economic viability strategies.
ATTRA, the National Agricultural Information Service, has an incredible collection of publications on various sustainable farming topics, from field crops to farm start-up to business and risk management. Check out this database for all your educational resource needs!
This is a fantastic guidebook aimed at helping beginning and/or young farmers explore their options for accessing land and credit to start farm businesses. Authors: Severine v T Fleming, Kristen Loria, Kendra Johnson and Cara Siprelle.
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a farmer-driven, membership-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic foods by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems family farms need.
A group of listservs created by Debbie Roos to foster connection and communication across small farming communities. Subscribe to applicable lists, and use as a resource for events, news, and a place to post your burning questions and learn from other farmers.