Farming, Agricultural And Homesteading Training

Business of Farming Course Registration

Robeson Community College, Granit Training Group launch free Business of Farming Course starting on September 15, serving farmers in North Carolina. The Business of Farming course is for six weeks, held virtually, and free of charge. In this course, farmers will learn how to build the perfect business plan to move their farm and small agribusiness forward. Although it is held for six weeks, students have the opportunity to attend the classes week by week, without the six-week commitment.

Please note that although it is held for six weeks, students have the opportunity to attend the classes of their choosing week by week. We highly encourage every student to complete the six-week program to ensure the most robust learning experience, but it is not required.

Every course has a certificate of completion and those that attend at least 4 in the series will receive an additional certification and have access to other business development support opportunities.

Click below to register, week by week:

Week 1: Legal Structures and Business Framework

Kick start your farm business by finding which business structure works best for your goals. Learn the fundamentals of the business operations and how they work. Learn to think outside of the box on which business entity might be best for you. Register here.

Week 2: Site Analysis & Exploring Your Potential

Explore how you can learn your farms potential through analysis of all land and equipment so you can explore and move your business to its full potential. You will learn to think strategically in making decisions that will enhance your capacity. Register here:.

Week 3: Understanding Your Market and Customers

Learn how to find your niche, business concept and opportunity. Explore how you can fine tune your value proposition and begin to explore which customers are best for your business. Learn how to find the right customer for you –and keep them. Register here.

Week 4: Financial Planning for Your Business

You will learn how to understand your business financials so that you can make smart and strategic decisions that will make you profitable. You will explore all areas of business finance so that you are confident in your decision making as you move your business into a profitable venture. Register here. 

Week 5: Maximizing Your Profits and “Belt-Tightening”

Have you ever wondered if you are fully maximizing your profits? You will learn how to analyze decisions based on data and opportunities within the market so that you can reduce costs, expand profits, and grow a successful business.Register here. 

Week 6: Business Operations & HR

Learn how to ensure your business operations are designed for success. Hiring the right people for the task at hand is critical for any small business and you will learn the tips on how to find and grow the talent your business will rely on. Register here.

Business of Farming Course FAQs

We held two Meet & Greet virtual sessions where we answered all your questions regarding the Business of Farming Course. Here are the resources we’re sharing with you if you were unable to attend:

FAQs Meet & Greet Video Recording (Click here to watch)

Business of Farming FAQs Meet & Greet PPT (Click here to download)

To Enroll, please select the week by week courses to the left of this table.

For more information or for help with registering, please contact Roxanne Bailey Reed at (919) 340-0364 or