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NC Farmers: Apply Now for 2018 Grants!

  We’re thrilled to announce that we are accepting inquiries and applications for our 2018 Agricultural Reinvestment Fund cost-share grants. The grant program assists entrepreneurial and innovative farmers and collaborative […]

Agricultural Reinvestment Fund 2017 Grant Awards

The Agricultural Reinvestment Fund is entering its 20th year in providing cost-share grants to innovative farmer-led projects in North Carolina. Each year, this competitive grant program selects a handful of farmers who have amazing ideas that focus on innovation, enterprise development, and growing a successful, sustainable family farm business.

A Friend to Farmers in All Seasons

The consensus is that times have changed in recent years, but our values haven’t. We believe in a world where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Our nation was founded on that principle, and we’ve worked hard to make it a reality as we build a society that values everyone equally. As an agricultural nonprofit organization, we work everyday to make sure those fundamental principles hold true for thousands of family farmers. But we know first hand that our work is far from over.

2016 Grant Recipient Geoff Seelen on “The Farm Kitchen”

We spoke with Geoff Seelen of Piedmont Biofarm about the farm’s innovative project to create an on-farm experience that combines the operation’s talents in farming, culinary skills, and education to create a new enterprise that adds to the farm’s overall profitability.