Investing in NC Agriculture Opportunities
The Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at the University of Mount Olive will work with county representatives in 33 counties across south central and eastern NC to fund innovative projects which support agricultural profitability and productivity. Each project will be funded based on its potential to positively benefit the economic development of the respective local communities, agricultural diversification, farm profitability, and skill and resource development for current and future farmers. The project will be administered as a cost share grant program seeking to fund projects that can be implemented in other regions of the state by agricultural producers and agribusinesses. The total number of projects funded will vary depending on amount of funding allocated to each project. Current grant-funded projects average $8,332. This proposal will fund a minimum of 52 projects if each project is funded at the maximum of $10,000.