Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS grants will help farmers markets with advertising costs

by | Feb 28, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about a project aimed at helping farmers markets in North Carolina with their advertising costs. Beginning March 1, the NCDA&CS will accept applications from local farmers markets interested in cost-share assistance for advertising. Funding is made possible through a $125,000 grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

North Carolina ranks 10th nationally in the number of farmers markets, with more than 200 in operation across the state. Many of them are small, and the cost-share program will enable them to spread the word about the locally grown products they offer.

The grants will cover half of each market’s total advertising cost, up to $2,500. Grants will be allocated in the order in which applications are received. For eligibility requirements and application details, contact Kevin Hardison in the NCDA&CS Marketing Division at 919-707-3123.

Click below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about this program.

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