The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.
Guide to the Feasibility Study Process(PDF)This guide has been designed to assist agricultural cooperatives in completing a feasibility study. Rather than being a complete handbook, this publication presents the important elements to consider when conducting a feasibility study: Whether or not a group should conduct a feasibility study, the steps involved, how to evaluate a study, how to implement one once completed and tips on selecting and working with consultants.