MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center is pleased to announce a new round of funding of the UMO AgPrime Grant Program. This project provides funding to North Carolina farmers for new and/or innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. Supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, this program is designed to strengthen farms and communities that were negatively impacted by the downturn of the tobacco economy. The University of Mount Olive AgPrime grants are available in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, Montgomery, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Tyrrell, and Washington. Projects may be funded up to $10,000 per applicant.
Please help us make farmers in targeted counties aware of this unique opportunity. Applicants can find UMO AgPrime Grant application and instructions can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgPrime2022 .
Feel free to contact us for more information. And you are welcome to share our contact information with interested farmers.
Applications will open on November 8, 2021. Applications are due before 5:00pm, December 16, 2021.
–University of Mount Olive