Farmers Adopting Computer Technology (FACT)

Technology is vital to business success and one of the ways we help farmers and others market and manage their agribusinesses is through Farmers Adopting Computer Technology (FACT).  This program helps farmers and farm families develop and improve computer skills so they can better:

  •             Manage their farming operation.
  •             Maintain accurate farm records.
  •             Research new markets and vendors.

FACT is for limited-resource farmers, who actively farm, beginning farmers, and farm families. The program helps its users boost their employability by improved computer skills and helps them stay in farming and improve their ability to farm in the 21st century.  Any North Carolina resident who qualifies under the Human Resource Development and Workforce Development Program is eligible.

Computer literacy and technology instruction helps farmers strengthen their business management and record-keeping skills. Partners in the program include the North Carolina Community College System, through its Human Resources Development and Small Business Centers. Other community partners and stakeholders are also involved.

Classes are held at local community colleges throughout the state. Supportive courses may be offered at additional locations. These classes are usually held in evenings from August to January, to accommodate farmers’ schedules. The classes are low-cost to no cost, through the Human Resource Development and Workforce Development Program.