NC AgVentures offers grant opportunity to family farms

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N.C. AgVentures, an N.C. Cooperative Extension program, provides grants to North Carolina farmers and community groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program, which is supported by the North Carolina 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 p.m. Jan. 14.

For additional information, contact your N.C. Cooperative Extension agent or visit www.ncagventures.org.

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