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:
$249,832.78
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Johnston
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide a third year of support to devise and implement a comprehensive strategy to measurably and sustainably increase the demand for and consumption of NC sweet potatoes. Objectives for the third year of this project are as follows: (1) complete test marketing for a minimum of 5 value-added sweet potato products; (2) evaluate progress and expand distribution as warranted; (3) assist product manufacturers in engineering products with NC sweet potatoes; and, (4) provide assistance with applications and technical problem solving.

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

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