An outreach tool for Jeanine Davis in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University to share information from her agricultural research and extension programs on organic farming, medicinal herbs, hops, truffles, and other alternative crops.
NC is part of a multi-state project to develop an East
Coast Broccoli industry (http://tinyurl.com/68qbpnu).We have received tremendous interest from
farmers across the state who have heard about the project and would like to
grow broccoli on a large scale.To
assist them in their decision making, the Cornell economists on this project
are creating budgets and projections for each state.They need a few pieces of information that I
don't have.Would you please take a few
minutes to try to answer these few questions. I don't expect you to do research
or make a bunch of phone calls or anything; just give me the information you
have in your head.Answer what you can;
leave the rest blank. You can either answer in the comment section here, through Facebook, or send me an email at Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu. Thank you so very
1. Do you grow broccoli commercially, i.e., to sell?
2. If yes, how much do you grow each year (in acres)?
3. Are you interested in growing broccolii commercially?
4. Is an average land rent figure of $63/acre
accurate?If not, please give a figure
that seems right to you.
5. What is the average wholesale price that farmers are
receiving for broccoli in your area?