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 has been designed for large, family-owned operations across the Southeast. Program curriculum focuses on the management aspects of the operation which is adaptable for all operations of any size, scale and commodity focus.

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.

Read more about the program.

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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.

Registration for 2020 is open.
Space is limited. Apply today.

2020 Program Information
3 Sessions – 3 States – 12 Days – A Lifetime of Benefit

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.