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Small Business Center Hosts Annual Agribusiness Summit November 30


The 2022 Agribusiness Summit is back in person at the Haywood Community College Regional High Tech Center. This year’s event features a full day of workshops with new topics for current and prospective agribusinesses. 

Engage with fellow agribusinesses, entrepreneurs and resource providers while learning new skills and the power of collaboration along the way. Workshops will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and topics include:

·         Understanding Market Outlets and Opportunities

·         NCDA Food & Drug Rules & Regulations: o   1.0- Home Processing, Low-Risk and Value-Added Food Manufacturing; o   2.0- High-Risk Food  and Value-Added Food Manufacturing

·         Diversifying Dollars on Your Farm Using Less Than 10 Acres

·         Understand the Basics of Finding Money for Your Ag Business

·         Grow Your Ag Business with an Online Presence

·         Make an Offer They Can’t Refuse

·         Tapping Into Growth Potential with Season Extension Tools

Join one session or join them all; one registration allows you access to all sessions of your choice. This event is free to attend; pre-registration is required. To see the full workshop schedule and register, visit

The 2022 Agribusiness Summit is presented in partnership with HCC & SCC Small Business Centers, tenBiz, Inc., NC Cooperative Extension Service, NC Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP).

Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services, and resources provided by the Small Business Center. For questions or to learn more about the no-fee services offered by the HCC Small Business Center, visit our website at or call 828-627-4512.  

The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network facilitates an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year and ranks number one in the US for total business seminars and participants. In addition, the network helps start an average of over 700 businesses every year and works to create and retain 3,800 jobs annually for North Carolina. Visit for more information.