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Nooherooka Natural: Delivering Value-Added Beef in Eastern North Carolina

Nooherooka Natural, a farm that specializes in Black Angus beef in Snow Hill, NC, received an N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) award. The business is at a pivotal stage of growth where demand for their product could outpace supply without careful inventory management. Read more to find out how the award will help their operation.

Bobcat Farms: A Family Livestock Operation Looking to Diversify

Henry and Tracy Moore of Bobcat Farms in Clinton, N.C., recently received an N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) award. The Moore’s began their farming operation as pork production, but have been adding Black Angus cattle to their livestock mix. They plan to expand their beef business through branding and marketing to provide further financial diversity and security for the farm.

Hyde County Vegetable Growers Venture into Processed, Fresh Vegetables

Wilson and Debbie Daughtry, owners of Alligator River Growers in Engelhard, N.C., on behalf of three Hyde county farms and Parker Farms, in southeastern Virginia, were recipients of an N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) award. These vegetable growers are looking to establish a packaging business for fresh produce, including snap beans, sweet corn and broccoli florets, creating a ready to cook product.

N.C. Apple Festivals 2010

Join the fun at one of the exciting events that celebrate North Carolina apples in 2010! There are more than 300 commercial apple operations in N.C., which can produce as many as eight million bushels in a year. It’s no wonder N.C. ranks 7th in the country in apple production! Read more to find an apple event near you.

Governor Expands N.C. Value-Added Cost Share Program

Gov. Beverly Perdue announced a package of programs, the Family Farm Innovation Fund, to help North Carolina farmers rebound from the recession. The N.C. Value-Added Cost Share program (NCVACS), administered by N.C. MarketReady, will receive $150,000 from the Family Farm Innovation Fund, as well as an additional $150,000 from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to expand its equipment cost share program for value-added producers and processors of N.C. agricultural commodities.

National Farmers Market Week 2010

National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to celebrate North Carolina’s leading industry and the people who make it possible: farmers. Help increase awareness of farming and the importance of wonderful, local foods. Read more to find resources that will help promote farmers markets or your operation, including talking points, a news release template, Q&A and more.