Interested in Becoming a Small Farmer?

— Written By Keith Wood
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Have you always wanted to farm but do not have the land or resources to start? The Cherokee County Extension Service is offering space to anyone desiring hands on learning experience growing crops under a high tunnel greenhouse. Even if you have farming experience you are welcome to apply. A high tunnel greenhouse is an unheated plastic covered structure in which crops are grown.

We are offering growing space in a high tunnel as a business incubator project. We have two high tunnels located at the Sheriff’s Training Center in Marble NC. Each participant will lease growing space to produce crops for sale at a profit. This experiential learning experience will help you decide if farming is something you would like to do for a living or for part time income. We have most of the tools needed on site available for you to use. Also, if you have never farmed before, this will be a great introduction for learning crop production. Anyone interested in this business incubator project is asked to contact Keith Wood at the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Center 837-2210.