The Business Development Page supports new business ventures and direct marketing opportunities by providing business training and support in areas of new business/enterprise development. The training focuses on methods and tools for evaluating a new enterprise.
The materials and tools are intended to help new business with the evaluation process. An example of the business materials offered is The Business Development Files, which addresses questions about business start-up and evaluating new markets. Additional resources are provided on how to conduct practical market research, identify potential customers, differentiating their product and promotion methods. An example of developing new farm businesses is the NC Farm School program, which targets people interested in starting a new farm business.
Business Side of Agritourism Manual
Considering an Agritourism Enterprise
Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise
Promoting Your Agritourism
Business Risk Assessment
Estimating Market Potential
Introduction To Business Tools
Legal, Regulatory, and Insurance Checklist for North Carolina
Product, Price, Place, and Promotion
Researching Your Market-Evaluating the Competition
Researching Your Market-Identifying Your Customers
Direct Answers for Direct Marketing
Sep 1, 2022
NCSFMRA Members Tour Shenandoah Valley Agriculture
A field report on this year’s North Carolina Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers summer tour, written by Assistant Extension Professor Andrew Branan.
Feb 28, 2022
North Carolina Farms Grapple with Labor Shortages
Even with a growing dependence on migrant labor, there still is not enough workers to fill farm jobs across North Carolina.
Jul 29, 2022
From Robots to Customers: Exploring New Opportunities for Dairy Farmers
Assistant Professor Alejandro Gutierrez-Li won a $250,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant to study Automatic Milking Systems.
Feb 9, 2022
New Grant Will Explore the Economics of Hog, Poultry Manure Recycling Technologies
Working with other NC State researchers on a new environmental grant, Eric Edwards will assess the economic outcomes of manure recycling technologies.