The North Carolina Specialty Crops Program – Keeping Agriculture Profitable Through Innovative New Crop Research and Marketing

North Carolina State University
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Open Grants Program
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The Specialty Crops Program is a cooperative venture between NC State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Marketing Division. The objective of the program is to identify new crops, value-added products, and agricultural enterprises and provide the research, marketing support, and grower education to make those crops or products profitable. The Golden LEAF Foundation provided a grant last year to expand the program beyond the Global Transpark Zone in eastern North Carolina to other regions of the state. This grant will be used to establish a satellite office in the southern mountains, expand the scope of crops, value-added products and agricultural enterprises studied and developed by the SCP, and continue outreach to farmers.

Dr. Jeanine Davis 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 (919) 513-1981
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