• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Friday, October 20, 2017

NC AgVentures Grant Opportunity for Family Farms

NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits.

NC AgVentures program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 20 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families. Applications will be accepted from farmers in: Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin, Guilford, Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Sampson, Lenoir, Duplin, Wayne, Harnett, Greene, Johnston counties. NC AgVentures will grant award up to $10,000.

The FINAL application deadline is January 5, 2018, but producers must collaborate with a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent on their application, so earlier submission is necessary.

There will be an informational meeting:
Monday, November 13th
6:00 - 7:00 PM
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem

For additional information visit the NC AgVentures website: http://www.ncagventures.org. Small farmers interested in pursuing a grant related to specialty crops, fruit or vegetable production should contact Mary Jac Brennan at 336-703-2869 or mjbrenn2@ncsu.edu. Producers interested in livestock, pasture or forage grants should contact April Bowman at 336- 703-2855 or awbowman@ncsu.edu. Farmers interested in field crops can contact Tim Hambrick at 336-703-2857 or trhambri@ncsu.edu.

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