AgCarolina announces grant deadline

Published 12:12 am Monday, September 12, 2016

From AgCarolina Farm Credit

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting grant applications through Oct. 14 for programs benefitting farmers and rural residents in its 34-county service area in eastern North Carolina. Grants are available up to $5,000 per organization for programs in one of four focus areas: education, environment, technology or the quality of rural life.

Grants are made available through AgCarolina’s corporate giving program, the Fund for Rural North Carolina. AgCarolina has given back $575,000 in grants and scholarships through the Fund over the last 10 years and is proud to serve and support the farms and communities of eastern North Carolina.

“Providing access to grant funds is a commitment from AgCarolina Farm Credit to invest in, and improve, rural North Carolina,” said President and CEO Dave Corum. “The Fund for Rural North Carolina illustrates our dedication to serving and being active in the communities we serve.”

To learn more about the Fund for Rural North Carolina and to obtain guideline criteria, go to the AgCarolina website. Grant applications are available and will be accepted through Oct. 14.

Proposals will be reviewed and grants awarded as early as possible after Oct. 14.

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer-owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina.

AgCarolina Farm Credit has more than $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes.