Agriculture Business Resources for Support During This Public Health Threat
Polk County Farms: Your local, boots-on-the-ground resource managed by the Polk County Agricultural Economic Development office. firstname.lastname@example.org. 828-894-2281 www.polkcountyfarms.org Facebook: Polk County Farms.
Polk County Cooperative Extension: online resources available. Staff will respond to phone calls and emails. https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu/
Notice to Fill Out for Essential Food and Agriculture Workers: Letter and form from NC Commissioner of Agriculture. Review document. Print page 3 and fill out for your essential workers in the Food and Agriculture industries. View PDF Form.
US Department of Agriculture: www.USDA.gov
NC Department of Agriculture: http://www.ncagr.gov/
Organic Growers School: A local educational and resource 501©3 organization dedicated to serving growers in the Southern Appalachians. They are currently offering a tremendous list of resources during this current situation. https://organicgrowersschool.org/resources/covid-19-resources/
Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project: Local resources for farmers and consumers in WNC. ASAP is keeping up to date on evolving situations for growers and consumers in our area.https://asapconnections.org/
Mountain Bizworks: Offers small business loans, max 50K, 6 months interest free. https://www.mountainbizworks.org/small-business-loans-financing-sba/nc-covid-19-rapid-re-loan/
ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture: A great resource for technical information applicable to home and market growers. They are offering all publications for free (normally available only by membership). https://www.attra.ncat.org/
Mother Earth Food: An Asheville-based locally sourcing, home delivery service. Mother Earth Food is seeking to connect with producers able to provide quality product to a growing customer base. https://motherearthfood.com/