Sweet Potato Business Enhancement Program – A Long Term Initiative to Expand the Sales and Consumption of North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

Organization:
North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$249,809.66
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Johnston
Description:

Sweet potatoes are considered a minor crop of great significance to farmers in North Carolina. This state is the leading supplier in the nation, producing 555 million pounds in 2000, worth an estimated $58.3 million to the growers. According to industry sources, sweet potatoes could have an even greater impact on North Carolina’s economy if more products were marketed in a better manner. The grant would be used for marketing research, product engineering, test marketing of new products, and planning for expanded processing capacity for new products.

Contact:
Ms. Sue Johnson-Langdon 1327 N. Brightleaf Blvd. Suite H Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 (919) 989-7323
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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