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Educational 3rd-Party GAPs Audits

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, invites North Carolina growers and educators to an educational Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) 3rd-party audit. The educational audit will help participants better understand audits and allow growers to prepare for their own 3rd-party audit for GAPs certification.

N.C. State Announces $1.2 Million Value-Added Cost Share Program to Help Farmers

The N.C. State University Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture, in cooperation with the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, announces the N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, which is designed to enhance rural economic development and strengthen farm families. This new $1.2 million effort is funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to support the development of value-added agricultural operations.

NCVACS and Cooperative Development Pages Launched

The Program for Value-Added and Alternative Agriculture recently launched two new sections on this Website. These online resources for the North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share program (NCVACS) and Cooperative Development provide agricultural producers with information about a new funding opportunity for value-added enterprises and outline the steps for creating an agricultural cooperative.

Table Grape Twilight Meeting in Granville County

July 30, 2009 at 6 p.m. Attendees of this free, open-to-the-public meeting can learn about seedless grapes being grown in Granville County, including the yields of different varieties of seedless grapes and how to grow them. A tasting will be offered at the twilight meeting as well. Hosted by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Granville County and Doreathy Booth.