NC Farmers: Apply Now for 2018 Grants!

2017 Grantee, Green Panda Farms, from the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund award ceremony.

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 groups in developing new sources of agricultural income.

We will be serving the following counties in the upcoming grant cycle: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rowan, Vance, Wake, and Warren.

Important Dates

Final application deadline EXTENDED due to inclement weather: January 19, 2018, 5:00PM EST*
Award notification no later than: February 28, 2018

The grant program is now 20+ years old and has provided more than 600 grants to farmers and collaborative agricultural enterprises, including cooperatives and farmers’ markets, across North Carolina. (Grants are currently only available to individuals and groups in NC.) The cost-share grants provide up to $9,000 for individual farmers and up to $11,000 for collaborative groups, which must include at least three eligible farmers, but may be led by other individuals or organizations. Farmers who participate in our grant program and take advantage of our resources and information have a proven track record of successful business endeavors. We encourage all eligible farmers to inquire about the program and consider applying.

Learn more about the grant program and past projects funded through the program here: www.rafiusa.org/grants

The Agricultural Reinvestment Fund is generously supported by a grant from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

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