The Farm Prosperity Project
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5/12/2022 – This project was completed a long time ago, but the information gathered and resources provided are still valuable. In addition, check out the NC Farmlink program that was associated with this project and is now a permanent NC Extension program.
The Farm Prosperity Project was built on the belief that more farmers would protect their land if their farms were profitable. Our approach was to provide farmers with tools to help them make decisions about their farms and futures and identify the new crops and farm protection tools best suited to their situations. This four year project, led by Jeanine Davis at N.C. State University, was a collaborative effort involving faculty and staff from Land of Sky Regional Council, American Farmland Trust, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Warren Wilson College, and the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. It was focused on five counties in western North Carolina. The project was funded by a grant from the National Research Initiative of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA, Grant #2005-35618-15645. This webpage is the repository for the decision tools, survey results, and information developed through that project. We hope you find them useful.
Project participants were Jeanine Davis, North Carolina State University; Tom Elmore, Land of Sky Regional Council; Susan Kask and Laura Lengnick, Warren Wilson College; William Hamilton, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy; John Bonham, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy; Gerry Cohn, American Farmland Trust; and Charlie Jackson, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
- New Agricultural Enterprise Decision Tool
- What Growers Can Expect from Farmland Protection Tools
- Farm Prosperity Project_ Final Report of the Modeling Team
New Crop Opportunities
- How to Pick a High-Value Crop: Evaluating Your Resources and Personal Considerations
- Opportunities with Organic and Heirloom Tomatoes
- Fall Opportunities for Direct Marketing Produce
- Improved Farm Profit with Farmland Protection and High Crop Values
2009 report to farmers
- Farmland Values and Farm Prosperity: Results from Your Community
2009 report to the community
- Some New Crop Opportunities
2009 meeting with farmers
- Working to Preserve North Carolina Mountain Farmland
Farmland Prosperity Project brochure
- Keeping the Farm in the Family
Farmland Protection Tools for North Carolina Landowners