Program To Offer Grants To Farm Families

NC AgVentures is a NC Cooperative Extension program that provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits.

The program will award an average of $5,000 to $12,000 per grantee.

NC AgVentures program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 22 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in the following

counties: Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin, Guilford, Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Sampson, Lenoir, Duplin, Wayne, Greene, Johnston counties.

The application deadline is January 6, 2015.

An application workshop has been planned for November 24th at 4:00pm at the Johnston County Agricultural Center for producers interested in learning more about the grant award and application process. All interested persons are invited to attend. Individuals  interested in this opportunity must contact their local Extension office no later than December 14, 2015.

For additional information, or to obtain an application contact the Johnston County Extension Center at 919-­989-­5380. Applications can also be downloaded from