NC State Extension

NC AgVentures Grant Program

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 directly to North Carolina farm operators, who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities.

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.

Eligible Counties:
The grant opportunity is available in the following counties: Duplin, , Edgecombe, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Pitt,  Rockingham, Sampson, Stokes, Surry, Wayne, Wilson and Yadkin.

If your county is not listed click on this link to see similar grant programs in different counties.)

Application Forms:
We are not accepting applications at this time. Check back Nov. 1.
To request an application form, email the Program Coordinator Jackie Miller (jackie_miller@ncsu.edu) with the following:  

  • Type NC AgVentures Application in the subject line
  • Your Name
  • Farm Address
  • County
  • Name of NC Extension Agent

The deadline to submit an application is January 5th, 2018.

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

Funding: 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/