The North Carolina Specialty Crops Program – Developing New Crops and Agricultural Enterprises

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$200,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide a fourth year of funding to support the N.C. Specialty Crops Program, a program designed to keep agriculture profitable by identifying potential new crops, value-added products, and agricultural enterprises, and by providing the research, marketing support and grower education to make these crops/products profitable for growers. This year’s activities will focus on developing and introducing new value-added products, specifically the manufacture of paper, artificial fireplace logs, and ethanol from cotton stalks.

Contact:
Ms. Karen A. Roddy 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 252-985-9868
Areas Served:
Statewide

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