NC AgVentures Offers Grant Opportunity to Support Family Farms

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NC AgVentures, a N.C. Cooperative Extension program provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program will award an average of $5,000 to $12,000.

NC AgVentures program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 22 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in the following counties: Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin, Guilford, Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Sampson, Lenoir, Duplin, Wayne, Greene, Johnston counties.

The application deadline is January 6, 2016.

If you are interested you must attend an application workshop. To declare interest in attending the workshop, please call 252-527-2191 in Lenoir County or 252-747-5831 in Greene County, NO LATER THAN November 18th, 2015. Dates and location will be set according to interest.

Applications:

For additional information, or to obtain an application contact your local Cooperative Extension office. Applications can also be downloaded to your computer from this web address: www.ncagventures.org.