Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The deadline to contact your Extension Agent has passed(Oct.24), but if you are seriously interested contact him/her now to see if you can still get an appointment.

The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the exclusive funder of three farmer cost-share programs which have begun accepting applications.  Each program targets specific counties and offers grants to farmers. Priority is given to farmers who have a tobacco production connection (current/former tobacco farmers, have land formerly in tobacco production, etc.)  and  who have innovative project ideas designed to increase farm income.  The projects should also serve as demonstrations to other farmers.  All programs require farmers to invest a minimum of 10% of their own funds towards the total project cost.  Deadlines for applications are coming up soon. For more information and to download applications, check out their websites:

WNC AgOptions

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.