NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.

Cost Share Programs

Cost Share Programs

N.C. Value-Added Cost Share Program
The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share Program (NCVACS) complements the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) by offsetting the costs to N.C. value-added producers for professional services related to the VAPG application process and equipment purchases.

Water Analysis Cost Share Program
The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will reimburse growers up to $200 for laboratory analysis to determine the quantitative presence of generic E. coli bacteria in irrigation or wash water by a certified laboratory. Funding for this program is from a USDA specialty crop block grant and is available on a first come, first served basis.

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