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NC AgVentures Grant Program

Sponsored by NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

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  • We will begin accepting applications Oct. 15th, 2020  
  • Submission is limited to 250 applications
  • Deadline for applications is 7 p.m. December 18th, 2020
  • Grant awards up to $8000
  • One application per farm
  • You must be work with an active N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent on your application

Grant Program Overview

NC AgVentures is a Cooperative Extension program that provides grants to North Carolina independent family farms, and community organizations that work with family farms to develop new and innovative agricultural projects which will increase farm profits. This is a great opportunity for any producer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation.

Family farms and community organizations working with farmers in the following counties are eligible to apply:

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 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.

Sample Application

Past Grant Awards

The NC AgVentures program is 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.

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