Farmer Incubator Program Now Accepting Proposals

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The Southern Appalachians Highland Conservancy is currently seeking up to two new farm businesses for the 2018 Farmer Incubator Program. Of particular interest are operations that include the production of cut flowers, nursery crops, culinary and medicinal herbs, and mushrooms.

The 100-acre site is comprised of mixed woodland, pasture, and a level row crop field. Currently, there are honeybee hives and two emergent farm businesses in the Farmer Incubator program: a seasonal market garden (vegetables and flowers) and beef cattle in rotational grazing. SAHC provides access to land, infrastructure, equipment, and technical support for a nominal monthly fee. They can also assist in connecting you with service providers, new markets, and promotional opportunities while you build a solid foundation for your farm business.

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Photo of Meghan BakerMeghan BakerExtension Agent, Agriculture (828) 255-5522 (Office) meghan_baker@ncsu.eduBuncombe County, North Carolina
Posted on Feb 7, 2018
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