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Explore the following topics to be directed to specific resources:

Assessing Your Land

Starting a Farm Business

Crop Production

Plasticulture Equipment for Rent

WNC Medicinal Herb Growers

Small Farm Fridays – 2024


Vegetables grown under a shade cover.

Vegetables grown under a shade cover.

Buncombe County is home to a variety of farms, from tiny productive spaces to large acreage. Agricultural enterprises are equally varied, ranging from cattle farms and livestock operations to mixed vegetable farms, herb and flower farms, greenhouse facilities, and an endless blend of crop diversity. Farms are located in every community, from our beautiful rural areas to the vibrant city hub of Asheville where crops are grown in intensively managed plots within city limits. Every small farm is unique in topography, land resources, and the products they raise and sell. 

A field of lush and healthy forages for livestock.

A field of lush and healthy forages for livestock.

The Small Farms Program for Buncombe County offers technical support for learning specific aspects of crop production, assessing properties for agricultural potential, and starting a farm business.

Whether you are a seasoned producer or are just beginning your experience in the agricultural realm, Cooperative Extension can provide educational tools and experiences for you to start out on your path with successful footing. 


  • Workshops and events are held throughout the year; the Events and News & Updates sections contain full details on upcoming events. 
  • Sign up for the Buncombe Small Farms Newsletter to receive monthly newsletters on agricultural topics.
  • Follow N.C. Cooperative Extension – Buncombe County Center’s Facebook page to learn about agricultural topics as well as the other areas of expertise: livestock, youth development, family and consumer sciences, greenhouse and landscaping, and home horticulture.

Written By

Meghan Baker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeghan BakerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Small Farms Call Meghan Email Meghan N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center
Page Last Updated: 6 months ago
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