2024 NC AgVentures Grant Opportunity for Family Farms in NC Counties Including Ashe

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NC AgVentures Farm Grant Program

NC AgVentures Farm Grant Program provides grant awards to NC family farms for new and innovative agricultural projects which will increase farm profits. The program is funded by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

The program will award a minimum of 50 grants.

The maximum award is $8000.

Producers from 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, Johnston, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Nash,

Northampton, Orange, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Stanly,

Stokes, Surry, Union, Vance, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, Wilkes, Warren, Yadkin

Deadline to apply is 6:00 p.m. December 15th, 2023

For more information

At the above website, producers can find a link called “Register for Grant Application Workshop” link under the “NC AgVentures Grant Program” tab. This link allows producers to sign-up for any of three planned free, online application workshops, to be held on 10/30, 11/14, and 11/29, each beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Contact your Extension Agent ahead of beginning your grant application! Ashe County Agriculture Agents include Richard Boylan (richard_boylan@ncsu.edu), Micah Orfield (micah_orfield@ncsu.edu), and Blake Williams (blake_williams@ncsu.edu).

NC AgVentures is an NC State Extension grant program that provides grants to North Carolina family farms, and community organizations such farmer associations and farm co-ops 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. Successful applicants should already be working with their Cooperative Extension Agents in areas of farm planning and implementing best practices, and this grant is designed to enhance such Extension-grower collaborations.

Submission is capped at 250 applications, so getting started early, and completing an application ahead of the deadline is advantageous.

Maximum grant amount is $8000.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15th, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Two Grant Options:

Individual Grants for North Carolina family farms who are agriculturally dependent and who have viable ideas for innovative agricultural projects to increase farm profits. (Please only one application per farm.)

Community grants are available for local Non-profit community groups and organizations with project ideas that will directly benefit 3 or more farms. Some examples: shared use facilities, farming associations, farmer co-ops, farmers markets…

Who is Eligible?

Family farms, that did not receive an award in the previous year, and non-profit local community organizations working with farmers in the following counties are eligible to apply.

For additional information and the online application form, contact your N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent, or visit our webpage

NC AgVenture’s program coordinator is:
Jackie Miller
Phone: 919-628-0163 or Email: Jackie_miller@ncsu.edu