• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Friday, November 7, 2014

New Grant Opportunity for Family Farms

The program will award an average of $5,000 to $10,000 but will allow applications up to $15,000 if they can show strong justification. Who is Eligible? Grant applicants should be agriculturally dependent, earning at least 50% of their personal income from their farm operation. Grant proposals should present a new direction or opportunity to diversify, expand or implement new entrepreneurial plans for their farm operations. Former/current tobacco growers or former quota holders receive a higher priority in grant award consideration. Individuals who have previously received grant funds sponsored by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission are not eligible to apply. Contact the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office at 336-703-2850 for an application or download an application at www.ncagventures.org. Plan to attend an information session in Stokes County on Tuesday November 18 King Public Library at 6:30 pm or in Forsyth County Wednesday November 19 Forsyth Agriculture Building at 10:30 am.

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