RALEIGH, N.C. — NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program provides grants to NC farmers and Community Groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, expanded this year from 18 to 46 counties. The program will award a minimum of 40 grants to independent family farms.
Applications will be accepted from producers in: Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Forsyth,, Gaston, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Iredell, Johnson, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Vance, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, Wilkes, Warren, and Yadkin.
NC AgVentures will grant awards up to $8,000.
The application deadline is 7 PM January 14, 2020.
For additional information contact your NC Cooperative Extension Agent, or visit our webpage: www.ncagventures.org
—Jackie Miller, N.C. State University