Are You a Landowner Interested in Working With Beginning Meat Producers? We Need You!

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NC Choices launches a new USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher grant focused on increasing the number of beginning farmers raising meat through either pasture-based or silvopasture systems by providing them with novel land acquisition strategies, resources, and training opportunities to increase skills, decision-making tools, and the market and buyer connections needed to operate profitably.

Notably, NC Choices will help pair beginning meat producers with grazing opportunities on:

  • Solar installations
  • Land with woodland plots for silvopasture
  • Land conservancy land under conservation easements

This 3-year grant aims to provide comprehensive support including long-term lease and land tenure options, targeted training and decision making support, growing market opportunities, and training for beginning farmers and farmer-trainers.

Think you might be a good fit? Go to the NC Choices website.