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The Farm Prosperity Project

Providing information and decision making tools
on new crops and farm protection to farmers

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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.

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Decision Tools

New Crop Opportunities

Surveys

Presentations

Brochures

Posters

Farmer Stories


Dr. Jeanine Davis
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Email: jeanine_davis@ncsu.edu


Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler

Updated October, 2013 by Lijing Zhou and Jeanine Davis