Farmers and Communities Manage Deer

In NC, deer consume approximately $30 million of crops annually. High levels of crop loss typically require farmers to replant fields or obtain special permits to eliminate nuisance deer. Removal of deer annually and in a sustainable manner saves farmers money and...

NC AgVentures Grant Program

Across rural NC, many communities are locked in a downward economic spiral. This struggle is partly due to a changing economy and the downturn in tobacco. To compete in today’s global market, family farms must explore innovative strategies to improve the economics of...

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...

NC Agventures Grant Program

The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc. will continue the NC Agventures program on behalf of NC State Extension. The program will award cost-share grants to family farms for projects to diversify, expand or enhance their agricultural operations. The overall...

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 eastern NC to fund innovative projects which support agricultural profitability and productivity. Each project will be funded based on...