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NC AgVentures

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Feb 15, 2023

Finding Your Niche

On this episode of Farms, Food and You, Doris and Donald Kidd — some of the few producers of elephant garlic in the state — share what it means to be a niche farmer and how the Black Farmers Market helped them expand their scope. 

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Dec 9, 2022

Grants Expand Options for North Carolina Farmers

A $1.5 million grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission will help farmers upgrade, diversify and maintain family farms throughout the state. It is the latest in continued funding by the Commission to NC State’s AgVentures. 

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Apr 9, 2021

Grants Support Farm Innovation

For family farmers wanting to increase their profits and sustain their farms, an NC State Extension grant gives them a boost. 

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Jun 9, 2020

Another Year, Another Success for NC AgVentures Program

NC State University's NC AgVentures Grant Program is celebrating another successful year in the books. The program underwent a massive expansion this past year largely due to an increase in funding. With funding nearly doubling, NC AgVentures has been able to expand the number of counties, 18 to 46,  that are now eligible to receive grants.  

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Apr 18, 2019

Extension Announces AgVentures Grant Winners

As winners of the 2019 N.C. AgVentures cost-share grants, 34 North Carolina farmers will receive funding to help grow, diversify or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities this year. 

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Dec 19, 2017

Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination

Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.