08-20-15 2:36 run time
Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at farm opportunities. Mike, farming is, perhaps, the oldest economic sector. It is still a very important component of our rural counties and regions. What are some of the opportunities for farming in the future?
Mike: Summary Answer
- Big one in NC is in meat production and processing – exports
- Also big push for freshness – so local farm to local restaurant, and local farm to local consumers (farmers’ markets)
- Another opportunity – some retirees want to capture – or recapture – a more nature-oriented lifestyle – so farm/living developments
- I’m MW
Mary: And I’m Mary Walden for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service