Production, Marketing and Educational Program Development for the Franklin County Goat Producers Cooperative

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$138,797.59
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

Education is the key to enhancing the knowledge of regional goat producers to improve the quality of goat meat and production techniques. With Golden LEAF Foundation funding, the Department of Crop Science at NCSU will develop a marketing and educational program targeting the Franklin County Goat Producers Cooperative. This project will address farm diversification, strategies to increase income levels, create a cooperative infrastructure, and develop sustainable agricultural methods. Goat producers from a four county area have joined the cooperative to benefit from program outcomes.

Contact:
Mr. Richard E. Best 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 919-515-2444
Areas Served:
Wake, Nash, Franklin, Johnston

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