NC AgVentures, an N.C. State Extension program, provides grants to N.C. farmers and community groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits.

The program, supported by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 40 grants to independent family farms. “This is a great opportunity for any producer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation,” stated a press release.

Interested farmers must contact and work with a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent to complete their application. Applications will be accepted from producers in tAlamance, 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 counties.

NC AgVentures will award grants up to $8,000. The application deadline is Dec. 18, 2020.

Online information workshops will be offered on Oct. 21, Nov. 2, Nov. 19 and Dec. 1.Time is 6 p.m.

To register for an online information workshop, visit the NC AgVentures webpage: www.ncag ventures.org.

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