Duplin County Turkey Farmer Job Preservation Project

Organization:
Duplin County Economic Development Commission
Amount:
$294,186.14
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Duplin
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to assist Duplin County and 350 family turkey farmers find a solution for the disposal of animal waste. The project proposes using existing technologies to dispose of turkey litter waste through a process that will produce steam and electricity. In addition to saving 700 on-farm jobs and 2,400 turkey processing jobs, the project will create 100 construction jobs and 15 permanent jobs at the facility. Funds will be used to complete environmental, engineering, and marketing studies to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of the project.

Contact:
Mr. Woodrow W. Brinson Jr. PO Box 929 Kenansville, North Carolina 28349 252-523-0817
Areas Served:
Duplin, Sampson, Pitt, Greene, Jones, Onslow, Bladen, Wayne, Lenoir, Johnston

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