We all need food to live, but farming is hard, risky, and can be expensive. Furthermore, farming isn’t the most profitable business and can take generations to become viable. The Carolina Farm Trust recognizes the challenges to farming in the Carolinas, where land costs can be prohibitive to agriculture, and where farmers don’t always have the resources they need to produce good quality food. We seek to improve the financial and environmental sustainability of farming communities throughout the Carolinas. The Carolina Farm Trust offers farmers help with purchasing equipment, leasing or purchasing land, and in reaching customers through creative marketing campaigns.
Did You Know?
- In the Piedmont regions, we consume more than a half-billion dollars in produce alone that we don’t grow here.
- Every year, tens of thousands of acres of land in North Carolina are lost to development.
- Agriculture is North Carolina's number one industry, accounting for nearly one quarter of the state's income,30 percent of the acreage and 22 percent of the work force.
- Between 2007 and 2012, over 18,000 acres of farmland was converted to developed land in South Carolina. (http://www.farmlandinfo.org)