NC AgVentures Grant Applications Will Be Available Nov. 1 2016
NC AgVentures is a program of N.C. Cooperative Extension. The primary goal is to strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by providing support and funding to NC farm operators, who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities.
The term innovation is often associated with with artists and designers, but farmers have their own style of innovation. Farmers are resourceful! An innovative grant project could involve using a resource in a new way, or experimenting with an unusual solution to resolve an old problem. Re-purposing old tools and equipment, or adapting new technology to reduce labor or expand production are other innovative ideas for enhancing your farm operation. Click here to read about previous grant projects.
The grant opportunity is available in the following counties: Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Nash, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Harnett, Wayne, Duplin, Guilford, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin, Sampson, Edgecombe, Rockingham
The grant application period will begin Nov. 1, 2016.
The deadline to submit an application is January 5th, 2017.
All applicants should schedule a date with their Extension Agent, to consult about their proposal. This is an important step in the application process.
NC AgVentures is supported exclusively by a grant from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. To learn more about the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission please visit: http://www.tobaccotrustfund.org/