Grant Opportunity for NC Farmers

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NC AgVentures

NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to North Carolina independent family farms for new and innovative agricultural project ideas which will increase farm profits. This is a great opportunity for any producer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation.
We will begin accepting online applications Oct. 2020.

Two Grant Options

  1. Farmer Grants are for North Carolina farmers who are agriculturally dependent and who have viable ideas for innovative agricultural projects to increase farm profits.
  2. Community Grants are available for community organizations such as Extension agents, farming associations, local schools, churches, and civic groups.
    For example, a Livestock Association could purchase portable corral equipment for members to share/rent. The local farmers market could get a grant to expand or update the facility.
    A community grant should directly benefit 3 or more family farms based in one of the 46 eligible counties.

Applications will be accepted from producers in the following counties:

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.

What to do if your county is not eligible for an NC AgVentures grant:

All 100 North Carolina counties are served by three different organization programs  funded exclusively by the NCTTFC? If your county is not listed under NC AgVentures please click on the following links to find the organization that serves your county.

Grant Awards

NC AgVentures will award grants up to $8,000.

When to Apply

The grant program will be begin accepting applications in Oct. 2020.
Sample Application

Our Sponsor

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: Tobacco Trust Fund

Past Grant Awards

Click on this link to read about some of our past grant recipients.

NC State Extension:

The NC AgVentures program is being administered by the Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University. Technical assistance for the NC AgVentures grant program is provided by N.C. Cooperative Extension agents.