Visit NCAMP at ASAPs 19th Annual Business of Farming Conference

The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project hosts the annual Business of Farming Conference for all levels of farming professionals.

Cullowhee, NC – Feb. 22, 2022 – Debra Burke, Executive Director for The North Carolina Agriculture Mediation Program (NCAMP) and the Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation of Virginia (FARMVA) will be attending the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s (ASAP) 19th annual Business of Farming Conference on Saturday, February 26, in Asheville, North Carolina at the Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center.

Burke will have a booth to share the mediation process with farmers and those in the agriculture community from across the southeast region. Attendees of the conference can also expect to learn about marketing, business planning, and financial management through workshops, meetings, a farmers market summit, and more!

The Business of Farming Conference works to bring the agricultural community together to network and share resources to support the healthy growth of farm businesses. Aspiring, beginning, and professional farmers are all invited to attend! ASAP offers a discount for farm partners registering together and has scholarships available for limited resource farms and BIPOC farmers. Additionally, they are offering a travel stipend and hotels for farmers market leadership traveling more than 50 miles, one way. Registration is $95 per person and includes breakfast, and a lunch locally sourced and sponsored by Farm Burger.

ASAP is a nonprofit organization that began in the mid-1990s, that works to connect farmers with other farmers, supporters, and markets to build healthy communities through local food. They were created to help reverse farm loss in Western North Carolina and help farmers to transition to viable crops. ASAP also created the first Local Food Guide and an Annual Report that updates the community on their vision, work, impact, resources, and staff.

To find out more about ASAP and to register for the Business of Farming Conference, please visit: or call 828-236-1282.

NCAMP and FARMVA leadership are planning to visit various upcoming conferences, seminars, and events. To keep up to date with where we will be, follow us on social media!


NCAMP and FARMVA are grant-funded programs for North Carolina and Virginia that provide agriculture mediation services involving disputes with USDA agencies and those in the agricultural community. Mediation offers a confidential, voluntary, impartial setting to solve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

For more information about agricultural mediation and to meet our mediators please visit Mediation Information and Mediators.

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