Daryn Lane

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Agricultural Reinvestment Fund 2017 Grant Awards

The Agricultural Reinvestment Fund is entering its 20th year in providing cost-share grants to innovative farmer-led projects in North Carolina. Each year, this competitive grant program selects a handful of farmers who have amazing ideas that focus on innovation, enterprise development, and growing a successful, sustainable family farm business.

Your Weekend Plans: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

The Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is happening this weekend! The event runs from 1 to 5 PM on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Our friends at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) have been instrumental in promoting the local farms of the Triangle through these tours over the past 10 years. We are happy to add that several of the farms on the tour this weekend are recipients of an Agricultural Reinvestment Fund grant from our organization.

2016 Grant Recipient Geoff Seelen on “The Farm Kitchen”

We spoke with Geoff Seelen of Piedmont Biofarm about the farm’s innovative project to create an on-farm experience that combines the operation’s talents in farming, culinary skills, and education to create a new enterprise that adds to the farm’s overall profitability.

Farmer Newsletter: Summer 2016

I hope the season is going well for you! Take a break to enjoy a cool drink and kick back with our short and sweet summer newsletter, which includes updates on this year’s Ag Reinvestment Fund projects, along with farmers in the news, and new resources for farms.