NC Commodity Co-operative Marketing Project

This project will assist the state’s farms and ranches to increase sales of their produce and meats through the shared cost of new marketing efforts directed to consumers. The project will build upon part of a 2013-2015 NCTTFC grant which enabled many NC commodity...

NCTTFC Supervised Agricultural Experience Institute

The NCTTFC Supervised Agricultural Institute is a week-long residential camp held at the University of Mount Olive (UMO). The camp will provide industry and leadership training to FFA members who will earn 45 hours of Supervised Agricultural Experience that can be...

Workforce and Career Preparedness Initiatives

The purpose of this project is three-fold. First, this project will create a robust, statewide internship program that helps AGI students gain relevant work experience and on-the-job learning by matching them with farmers, businesses and other organizations. Second,...

Expanding Agricultural Plastics Recycling in NC

This project will directly assist vegetable and fruit crop growers to adopt advanced “clean” collection practices for plastic mulch films from plasticulture production – so these residuals can be recycled. In partnership with NC Extension and programs partners, new...

Developing Future NC Farmers

The 2012 USDA Census Agriculture reported the average age of farmers in NC was 58.9 years. As the agricultural population ages, we must meet future challenges by bringing new people into agriculture with innovative perspectives and a will to lead. To meet this demand,...