Who Is Eligible?
North Carolina farms that welcome visitors. Partner projects involving a group of farms in a community are welcomed.
What Activities Are Eligible?
Funding can be used for marketing materials and tools, which can include but are not limited to: e-newsletter subscriptions, graphic design, production and printing of custom brochures, value-added product labels, professional directional on- and off-farm signage, and website development or renewal. To maximize return on investment these tools should be used in conjunction with a clear marketing strategy which will result in more visitors to the farm and/or increased revenue.
Funding is based on a ratio of 1:3, where an individual farm/group provides a 25% investment of the total award. For example an award of $1,000 will require a $250 farm investment paired with $750 in grant money. An award of $2,000 will require a $500 farm commitment paired with $1,500 in grant funding, and so on.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Annie Bagget, NCDA&CS Agritourism Specialist at 919-707-3120