Take advantage of valuable networking and one-to-one consulting opportunities at the Business of Farming Conference. The conference features an exhibitor hall of regional business, ag, and marketing services, and ample structured networking sessions offered during the extended lunch period.
Lunchtime networking activities will be held from 12:30-2:15 in the conference center.
Ask a Lawyer
Local attorneys from Ward and Smith, P.A. will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of agribusiness topics in an informal setting. Click on the links below to learn more about each attorney’s expertise and practice concentrations.
Social Media Consulting
Whether you are just getting started with social media or looking to improve your current online marketing strategy, take advantage of individual support from regional communications professionals to answer your basic and advanced social media questions.
Farm Apprenticeships 101
Are you considering hiring an apprentice or intern? Have you hired apprentices or interns before and have specific questions? Get individual support for how to hire, manage, house, and pay apprentices or interns to increase the productivity and profitability of your farm.
Tackle Your Taxes
Meet with a registered tax preparer to discuss how to document your income, losses, labor, equipment, and more in your 2018 tax return. Bring your advanced tax forms and questions to get help navigating your agribusiness taxes.
Wallace Souther of Franklin Tax Services
Meet with restaurant owners, chefs, distributors, and grocers to discuss your products and the possibility of a match. Meetings are typically 15–20 minutes long, allowing for a brief time to make introductions, exchange business information, and possibly make a match between what you produce and what each buyer needs. There are no promises made and no contracts signed on site; it’s just a chance for you to open a door and follow up later. For those getting started, this is a great opportunity to learn about individual buyer requirements.
Exhibitor Hall (available all day)
Find local resources and services to support your farm business.
Allegra Marketing & Print
Baystate Organic Certifiers
Carolina Farm Credit
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)
Clean Water Lab
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
GreenHands Healing Center
Land Loss Prevention Project
Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc.
NC FarmLink (a program of NC State Extension)
Organic Growers School
Perry Insurance Group / Nationwide
Spark Lab Design and Marketing
Sugar Hollow Solar
Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorneys at Law