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General Resources and Research

Farm Aid’s Farmer Resource Network Online Directory – Farm Aid’s online directory contains more than 750 organizations that work directly with farmers nationwide on a variety of issues.

ATTRA – the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service: Your source for the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, free publications, events and funding opportunities. ATTRA services are available to farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, Extension agents, researchers, educators, farm organizations and others involved in agriculture, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or belong to traditionally underserved communities.

Farm Commons – offers a wide range of resources on sustainable farm law including free FAQ fact sheets on common farm law questions, print guides, podcasts and recorded webinar tutorials. One popular FAQ fact sheet is Building the Right Business Structure for Your Farm.

NC Cooperative Extension – serves as a link between university agricultural research and the people of North Carolina. County extension agents are available to help with issues concerning agriculture, horticulture, conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment, nutrition, health and a wide variety of family and economic concerns.