Farmers’ Markets have Opportunity to Advertise

North Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering cost/share grants to local farmers' markets to advertise.  The funds are being offered in conjunction with The Tobacco Trust Fund to create awareness of smaller farmers markets around the state. 

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that the goal is to get locally grown product into the hands of consumers.  For more information contact Kevin Hardison in the NCDA Marketing Division at 919 707-3123.  Applications will be accepted beginning March 1st, and funds will be awarded on a first come-first served basis. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.