Starting a Farm Business

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In North Carolina there are many different opportunities in the agriculture industry. However, there is no set of regulations or pre-determined steps for what it takes to set up your land as a farm at the state or federal level. That being said, there are certain criteria you need to follow if you would like to sell specific products, qualify for government incentives, grants, and exemption form zoning rules.
As a first step in the process of developing a farm, you can visit How Do I Turn My Land Into a Farm?. You will also want to consider speaking with the USDA Farm Service Agency in your county to talk about getting set up with a farm number, or visit this RAFI page to understand the benefits of getting one.
Additional Resources
For local help developing a business plan in Randolph County, contact the Randolph Community College Small Business Center