Produce Chopping Facility
This project will help start a produce-chopping business in Wayne County that will create employment and marketing opportunities for tobacco-dependent farmers in eastern North Carolina. Creating this value-added product will increase the market opportunity for farmers seeking to sell to institutional customers in the area, most notably schools. The project includes designing and creating the facility, training the operators, and reaching out to school districts. The farmers’ indirect costs should decrease, raising the farmers’ income.