Executive Farm Management Program

The Executive Farm Management program is an exciting new program offered by NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its partners; NC State Cooperative Extension ServicePoole College of Management, Clemson Cooperative Extension, ECU College of Business and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The program is created exclusively for large, commercial, family-owned operations across the Southeast who grow, pack and/or process tobacco, fruit and/or vegetables.

The program consists of 12-days of content and curriculum taught across 3 sessions in 3 states over the course of 6-weeks. EFM is designed to increase the management competencies and profitability of specialty farms across the Southeast, by utilizing a holistic operation-focused curriculum.

Course topics include; Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, Labor Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, Family Business Issues, Assessing Markets, Supply Chain Management, Brand Management and Marketing, Assessing and Building Key Partnerships and Strengthening an Operation’s Value Proposition, among others.

The program is taught in an interactive, highly-facilitated learning environment meant to ensure one-on-one and small group interactions with faculty, subject matter expert guest speakers and other participants of the program. It is for these reasons that space is limited. Applications are now being accepted; apply today and make an investment in yourself and your operation! The application deadline is December 3, 2018 but could close sooner should applications exceed available space.

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Alumni Testimonial

Pattie Mills, Co-owner, J.P. Davenport & Son

“We spend so much time in the weeds every day, planning, or getting payroll done, taking care of the everyday business, that getting an opportunity to step away from that and think on more of a strategic level was a huge part of me wanting to take part of this program.”

Strengthen Your Skills. Grow Your Business.

Register for the 2019 Executive Farm Management Program
Space is limited. Apply today!

2019 Program Information
3 Sessions – 3 States – 12 Days – A Lifetime of Benefit

2019 Program Curriculum
Content to accelerate your management and strategic skills.

Meet the Team
Our business and management experts provide tools and resources to sharpen your skills and grow your family business.

Support the Executive Farm Management Program
Invest in the future of agriculture.

2018 Program Video
Hear what our alumni say they gained from the program.

The Business Model Canvas
We will help you hone your business management skills by creating a tailored business model canvas.