Joint Initiative to Expand Agriculture Markets

Organization:
Columbus County
Amount:
$67,700.86
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Columbus
Description:

This purpose of this grant is to provide start-up funding for a period of three years for a full-time marketing manager for three cooperating organizations in southeastern North Carolina–Columbus County Community Farmers Market, Columbus County Beekeepers Association, and Lumber River Regional Growers Association. The work of the marketing manager should help increase local farm participation and increase their sales; expand marketing opportunities; improve collaboration among relevant organizations; increase public awareness of the markets; and grow each organization’s membership.

Contact:
Mr. Bill Clark Administrative Building 111 Washington Street Whiteville, North Carolina 28472 910-640-6630
Areas Served:
Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, Brunswick

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