NC AgVentures Offers Grant Opportunity to Support Family Farms

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

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 $10,000.

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 in the following counties: Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin, Guilford, Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Sampson, Lenoir, Duplin, Wayne, Harnett, Greene, Johnston counties.

The application deadline is January 5, 2017.

An application workshop for producers interested in learning more about the grant award and application process is scheduled for:

County:  Forsyth

Location: Forsyth Cooperative Extension Offices, 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Date and time: December 5, 2016 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.