Support for the Transition to Value-Added Agribusiness

Project will work with farmers to provide agricultural and economic strategies and transfer technologies such as on-farm diversification and entrepreneurship through hands-on consultation. The project will conduct community meetings to identify needs and participants,...

Recovery of Growers Self-Assessment Funds

Project will provide research and educational programs to support a competitive and profitable position for tobacco markets. It is estimated that the project will assist 12,000 tobacco growers and related agribusinesses.

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.