Assistant Extension Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Phone: (919) 515-4670
Office Address: 4336 Nelson Hall
Degree From: JD Wake Forest
Robert “Andrew” Branan serves as Assistant Extension Professor with the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ARE) Department of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University. He is a lawyer who concentrates in agriculture, real property, and environmental and natural resource law, with a focus on real property and farm succession. His courses include Environmental Law and Economic Policy and Agriculture Law, with Cooperative Extension appointment. Prior to joining ARE a solo law practice that has served farmers, landowners and food entrepreneurs across North Carolina and Virginia on matters of business planning and management and asset transfer. He has a particular interest in counseling new and beginning farmers and inheritors of farmland, authoring the workbook Planning the Future of Your Farm for farm owners and Getting Started in Farming workbook for beginning farmers. Andrew graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with degrees in Economics and History and Wake Forest University Law School, and lives with his family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.