The NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. and NC Agricultural Education and FFA, with a grant from the Tobacco Trust Fund Grant Program, will provide 12 grants to local agricultural education programs in North Carolina. The twelve $15,000 grants per program will fund transformational projects that will focus on growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture for high- and middle-school agricultural education programs across the state. Grants will be used to fund innovative, sustainable, and relevant projects that will assist the local teachers and students in meeting the current needs of the agricultural industry in our state and in their specific community.