As more and more people take an interest in their food supply and agricultural ventures, questions are bound to arise. Where do I start? How do I determine if it’s a realistic idea? What does it take to grow an agricultural business? All excellent questions, but who you gonna call for guidance?
It turns out you may want to ping Gary Bullen, who coordinates the N.C. Farm School at NC State Extension. N.C. Farm School began as a local effort in 2012 to help aspiring and current farmers with starting or expanding an agricultural business.
Since its inception, the program has grown statewide and helped launch nearly 50 new farms in North Carolina.
Take Hannah Ross Clarke, for example. Hannah is co-owner of Wylde Flowers, a floral design studio and flower shop in Raleigh, N.C., and an N.C. Farm School grad.
We visited Hannah and Wylde Flowers to see how the program has helped to cultivate her dream. Stop and smell the roses with us and our latest On the Farm segment!