AgVentures Grant Program

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NC AgVentures, a NC Extension program, provides grants to NC independent farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program will award an average of $5,000 to $10,000 per grant. NC AgVentures program will award a minimum of 20 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in the following counties: Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Pitt, Rockingham, Sampson, Stokes, Surry, Wayne, Wilson and Yadkin. The FINAL application deadline is 3 p.m. January 11, 2019. Farmers are strongly encouraged to submit rough applications by December 14th to their county agricultural agent for feedback. Visit our staff directory ( if you aren’t sure who the best agent is to work with for the subject of your grant.
  • The average grant is $5,000 – $10,000
  • Producers provide 15% cost share
  • A minimum of 20 projects will be funded
  • Applicants must work with an Agent on project proposals
  • The applications will be in Google Drive format
  • Deadline for final submission is Jan. 11th, 2019
There is a workshop at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Center on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. to learn more.
To request an application form please visit their webpage: