NC AgVentures offers grant opportunity to support family farms

From the NC Cooperative Extension Service

NC AgVentures, a NC 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 Jan.6, 2016.

For more information, please visit an Application Workshop or contact your Extension agent.

Applications Workshop Locations:

Sampson County Livestock Facility: Dec. 3, 2015 10 a.m.

1020 Hwy 421 South (Taylor’s Bridge Hwy) Clinton NC 28328

Phone 910-592-7161

Applications: Applications can also be downloaded to your computer from this web address:

From the NC Cooperative Extension Service