NC AgVentures Grant Program Workshop

— Written By Al Cochran

There will be a workshop on the NC AgVentures Grant program, on Thurs. Nov. 19, at 2 p.m., at the Martin County Extension Office Auditorium at 104 Kehukee Park Road in Williamston, NC. NC AgVentures is a North Carolina Cooperative Extension grant program that provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program will award a minimum of 22 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in the following counties: Martin, Wilson, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin, Guilford, Wayne, Lenoir, Sampson, Johnston, Duplin, and Greene. The maximum amount for an indivual grant is $12,000.
Some of the things purchased with the grants in 2014 were forage crimper, green pea harvester, poles for hops growing, peanut drying equipment, sand filter for irrigation, radio frequency id for potato bins, grain storage equipment, corn bagging equipment, flash freezing equipment, and a community grant for a show pig sale.
NC AgVentures is a program of N.C. Cooperative Extension. The primary goal is to strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by providing support and funding directly to North Carolina farm operators, who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities. Applications must be approved and sent in by a Cooperative Extension Agent. More information can be found at the website
For more information, call the office at 789-4370.