Welcome to NC AgVentures Farm Grant Application Portal 

NC AgVentures is an NC State Extension program that provides cost-share grants to North Carolina family farms, and community organizations that work with family farms.  This is a great opportunity for any independent farmer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation. 

The overall goal of this grant is to increase farm profits.

Maximum award is $8000 

The grant funds are taxable income

Grant recipients must provide 15% cost share of the total project

Grant applicants must work with an Extension agent on their project proposal

If you are not working Cooperative Extension, you will find an office in each county.  Call and set a time to talk with a livestock or horticulture Agent about your grant project idea.

Deadline to apply is December 15th, 2022 at 8 PM

Submissions are limited to a total of 250 applications.

Please only one application per farm or community group.


Who is Eligible?

Family farms and community organizations working with family farms in the following counties are eligible to apply:  Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Forsyth,, Gaston, Granville,  Greene,  Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Martin,  Mecklenburg, Nash, Northhampton, Orange, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Vance, Wake,  Wayne, Wilson, Wilkes, Warren, Yadkin.  

Who is not eligible?

  • NC State Extension Agents, their spouses or partners are not eligible to apply for personal grants. Agents can write a Community Grant.
  • NC State Employees are not eligible to apply for personal grants.

To Apply

Scroll down and click on the appropriate application.

We suggest using chrome or fox browser 

You will be asked to create a login and password to set up your own account. Choose a unique password and save a copy of the login and password as you will need them to access your application.

If you have set-up an account in a previous year you may continue to use the same login and password

On the first page of the application in the upper right corner you will see the words Invite Collaborators. Click on the message, and a new window will open. Put in your Extension agents email address. The Agent will get an email with a link. 

Send a message or call your Agent to let them know you have started working on the application.  We suggest you arrange a time to discuss the application while its draft form. The Agent will be able to use the link to see your application.

If you are not working with Cooperative Extension, you will find an office in each county.  Call and set a time to talk with a livestock or horticulture Agent about your grant project idea.

Grant Awards

The awards are based on a competitive process with a team of reviewers. We had 170  applications last year. The review committee will have a few weeks in January to review the applications. The awards are announced in late February. All applicants will receive a letter to let them know if they did or did not receive and award.

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General Guidelines:

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 15th at 8PM.

Please only one application per organization.

To collaborate with your Agent or Associate click on the link in the upper right corner of the first page (Invite Collaborators).   Type in the email address of the person(s) you are working with and click on Invite.  The Agent will be able view your proposal.

Pay attention to the instructions/guides provided throughout the application.  They will help save time and keep you on track.

SAVE a draft of your work if you would like to stop working on the application and continue at a later time.

If you hit submit to early the application will lock. Contact Jackie_miller@ncsu.edu to unlock.

For technical issues contact support@submittable.com

Ends on This opportunity will close after 250 submissions have been received.

General Guidelines:

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 15th at 8PM.

Please only one application per organization.

To collaborate with your Agent or Associate click on the link in the upper right corner of the first page (Invite Collaborators).   Type in the email address of the person(s) you are working with and click on Invite.  The Agent will be able view your proposal.

Pay attention to the instructions/guides provided throughout the application.  They will help save time and keep you on track.

SAVE a draft of your work if you would like to stop working on the application and continue at a later time.

If you hit submit to early the application will lock. Contact Jackie_miller@ncsu.edu to unlock.

For technical issues contact support@submittable.com

Grant Awards

The awards are based on a competitive process with a team of reviewers. Awards are announced in late February.

NC AgVentures Grant Program for Family Farms