Re-Tooling for Alternative Agricultural Enterprises

Project will provide instruction, evidence, and experience in crop production techniques by providing training in alternative and specialty crops. The project will provide training on using plastic mulch and irrigation systems as well as providing a subsidy to 64...

Growing the NC Medicinal Herb Industry

Project will provide 10 to 20 tobacco farmers with incentives from $5,000 to $10,000 to grow medicinal herbs, generating gross sales equal to or higher than traditional tobacco revenues per acre.

Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Project

Project will generate up to 15 cost-share initiatives in 22 counties in order to enable individual tobacco growers to test farm-based initiatives to supplement or replace tobacco income. In addition, these initiatives will help develop the rural workforce by assisting...

Sustaining Working Farms Through Conservation

Project will build on the ongoing work of North Carolina Land Trusts to contact tobacco farmers and buyout participants to make them more aware of conservation easements as a tool to protect their farms, keep them in farming, and provide tax incentives and other...