Release date: 8/23/2017
AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting grant applications through October 13 for programs benefitting farmers and rural residents in eastern NC.
Raleigh, NC - AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting grant applications through October 13 for programs benefitting farmers and rural residents in its thirty-four county service area in eastern North Carolina. Grants are available up to $5,000 per organization for programs in one of four focus areas: Education, Environment, Technology, or the Quality of Rural Life.
Grants are made available through AgCarolina’s corporate giving program, The Fund for Rural North Carolina. AgCarolina has given back $635,000 in grants and scholarships through the Fund since 2005 and is proud to serve and support the farms and communities of eastern North Carolina.
“Providing access to grant funds is a commitment from AgCarolina Farm Credit to invest in, and improve rural North Carolina,” states President and CEO Dave Corum. “The Fund for Rural North Carolina illustrates our dedication to being active in the communities we serve.”
To learn more about the Fund for Rural North Carolina and to obtain guideline criteria, visit the AgCarolina website. Grant applications are available and will be accepted through October 13. Proposals will be reviewed and grants awarded, as early as possible, after October 13.
AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina. AgCarolina Farm Credit has over $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.