DOBSON — The Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Project is accepting applications for new farm projects.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Agent Joanna Radford indicated the grants are targeted toward farmers who derive at least fifty percent of their income from farming. Grants range up to $8,000. The project seeks to support farm projects designed to increase income.
It is funded exclusively by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund commission and the program is administered by Chatham County-based Rural Advancement Foundation, International (RAFI).
Radford said projects must be completed in 2013 and farmers must be willing to share what they learn from their project and promote its success to their community. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 5. Persons that want more information may contact Joe Schroeder at 919-621-0534.
Applications and guidelines can be found at www.ncfarmgrants.org.