Ms. Brittany Whitmire is Coordinator of the N.C. Value-Added Cost Share Program (NCVACS), part of the N.C. Cooperative Extension component of PHHI. She provides leadership for the development and implementation of NCVACS, which is funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. NCVACS is designed specifically to complement the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) and to help increase the success rate of North Carolina producers that apply for the VAPG. Brittany helps facilitate grant writing and feasibility study assistance for NCVACS recipients through training and development.