AgCarolina Farm Credit seeks applications for rural grants

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AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting grant applications through Oct. 14 for programs benefitting farmers and rural residents in its 34-county service area in eastern North Carolina. 

Grants are available up to $5,000 per organization for programs in one of four focus areas:  Education, environment, technology and the quality of rural life. 

Grants are made available through AgCarolina’s corporate giving program, The Fund for Rural North Carolina. AgCarolina has given back $575,000 in grants and scholarships through the fund over the last 10 years.

“Providing access to grant funds is a commitment from AgCarolina Farm Credit to invest in, and improve rural North Carolina,” President and CEO Dave Corum said in a statement. “The Fund for Rural North Carolina illustrates our dedication to serving and being active in the communities we serve.”

To learn more about the Fund for Rural North Carolina and to obtain guideline criteria, go to the AgCarolina website. Proposals will be reviewed and grants awarded as early as possible after Oct. 14.

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer-owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. With more than $1.4 billion in loans and committments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers, AgCarolina bills itself as the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina.