• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Thursday, November 3, 2022

AgVentures Grants for 2022

NC AgVentures, a NC State Extension program provides grants to NC farmers and Community Groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program, which is supported by the NC 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 farm operation.

This is a competitive grant program. Applications will be accepted from family farms in the following counties: 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, and Yadkin.

Key points:

  • NC AgVentures will grant awards up to $8,000 (farmers are encouraged to apply for less)
  • The FINAL application deadline is 8 PM December 15th, 2022
  • Applicants MUST work with a current N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent on their grant application so do NOT delay
  • Grant applications will be limited so apply early

Information Workshops will be offered online. You can participate on your computer, tablet, or phone. The presentation will be the same at all three workshops. You may register for more than one workshop. Workshop Dates are Nov. 14th, Nov. 22nd, and Dec. 7th at 4:00 PM. To register please visit https://agventures.ces.ncsu.edu/application-for-ag-ventures-grant/

For additional information, farmers in Forsyth County can contact:

  • Livestock and Forages: April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at awbowman@ncsu.edu or 336-703-2855
  • Field Crops and Commercial Horticulture: Taylor Darnell, Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture, Field Crops and Pesticides tdarnel@ncsu.edu at 336-703-2857
  • Edible Crops and Small Farms: Celine Richard, Extension Agent, Horticulture, cvrichar@ncsu.edu at 336-703-2869
or visit webpage: https://agventures.ces.ncsu.edu/application-for-ag-ventures-grant/

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