Military and Agricultural Economic Security in Eastern North Carolina

Organization:
The Conservation Fund
Amount:
$250,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Orange
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to support The Conservation Fund in implementing a program that will create agricultural areas around military bases in communities that heavily depend on military jobs through (1) assisting low and moderate resource farmers and land owners to access programs and funds designed to support diversification and sustainable agriculture, thus improving economic returns on their landholdings; (2) research and analyze tax codes and policies to identify factors that impede or bar farmers’ ability to get economic benefits from working land conservation; and (3) implement a technical assistance program to help farmers and land owners maximize access to funding programs that will help create agricultural based, “military-friendly” landholdings around military bases.

Contact:
Ms. Mikki J. Sager Post Office Box 271 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 (919) 967-2223
Areas Served:
Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland

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