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April 13, 2010

Nine NC producers receive cost-share awards

Parker and Whitmire in milking parlor
Richard Parker, left, cost share recipient, and Brittany Whitmire, NCVACS program coordinator, look over the technology in place at the milking parlor of Parker’s organic dairy. (Courtesy of Megan Brame)

Nine value-added producers in North Carolina just received a financial boost as recipients of the N.C. Value-Added Cost Share NCVACS) award. The NCVACS program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, has announced the 2009 cost share awards, which are funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The NCVACS program provides financial support, through matching funds, to producers who are applying for the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant VAPG), a nationally competitive program.

“The nine recipients represent a diverse array of value-added enterprises and are geographically scattered throughout the state,” said Brittany Whitmire, NCVACS program coordinator. The award recipients fell into three categories of cost share funding for grant writing and feasibility assessment.

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Posted by Natalie at April 13, 2010 08:17 AM