Hello members of the NC Small Farm Association. I wanted to let you know about changes in the RAFI grant program. RAFI will no longer be processing the grants but a new organization will. AgVentures Farmer Grant Program will be awarding the grants.
They will be holding regional meetings. The meeting below is for Franklin and surrounding counties. I have requested information about additional meeting in North Carolina but as of this date I do not have a list. You can contact your local Extension Office and see when your meetings are scheduled.
NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to NC independent family farms for new and innovative agricultural project ideas which will increase farm profits. This is a great opportunity for any producer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation.
Deadline for applications is January 14, 2020; Grant awards up to $8000
On December 9, 2019, we are hosting an application workshop for farmers in Franklin, Warren, and surrounding counties to learn more about the program.
For more information, contact William Landis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-496-3344.
Please register to attend by December 8 at 4 p.m.: REGISTER ONLINE >>
You may also contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center to register at 919-496-3344.
Date: December 9
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center; 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549
NC AgVentures Farmer Grant Program