Realizing Upscale Pork Markets for Small Scale Producers

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Amount:
$201,194.57
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Guilford
Description:

The purpose of this grant is to provide a second year of funding to continue the development of sustainable hog farming in North Carolina. Funds are to be used to recruit and train additional farmers in “upscale” hog production using Niman Ranch techniques, examine and demonstrate alternative hog rearing systems and methods of marketing “upscale” pork, test progeny in ‘upscale” boar semen, and establish a demonstration site at the Cherry Farm in Wayne County.

Contact:
Dr. N. Radhakrishnan 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 (336) 334-7995
Areas Served:
Statewide

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