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The Small Farms Program is centered around building capacity for new and beginning farmers as well as established operations. On this page, you will find resources related to production and marketing for farms growing and selling in the local food system.

Timely Topics for Small Farms 

Want to add your farm To the Visit NC Farms App and Union County Local Food Website? If you are a Union County Farmer that sells directly to the public, check out these free marketing opportunities. Apply to be added to both sites by filling out the Producer Questionnaire here.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) created this new policy based on research directed by the 2018 Farm Bill, and it includes feedback from producers who grow for their local communities. The policy will be available beginning with the 2022 crop year.


Since 1986, CFSA’s annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference has drawn farmers, foodies, researchers, educators, and activists for a weekend celebration of innovation in local sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Conference Flyer

Conferences and Field DaysResources and Guides