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Small family farmers in the state find their prime money crop, tobacco, declining in price and marketability. To make ends meet requires finding alternate crops, like cotton or organic fruits and vegetables.
The Vollmer Farm, located northeast outside of Raleigh, hosts activities and provides locals with produce. The Vollmer family is a proponent of community supported agriculture.
The number of people living on farms nationwide underwent a dramatic change in the hundred years between 1890 and 1990, dropping from 98 percent of the total population to 2 percent. Whitmire discusses how workforce and succession planning can also apply to the state's small family-farm businesses.