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Agriculture Funded Projects

SponsorAmountPrincipal InvestigatorProject Summary

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
3/1/2011 – 2/28/2015

Project Title:
Entrepreneurial Network Development Linked to a Southeastern North Carolina Regional Food System Initiative: Building Innovation Capacity in Limited Resource Rural Households

$366,519 Dr. Pamela Jackson

USDA NIFA Community Food Project grant award 2011-67023-30061 provides funding for piloting a model of empowering low-income residents in Fayetteville, NC and low-resource farmers in eleven North Carolina rural counties by linking together the skills and resources of these rural and urban communities for developing sustainable solutions to challenges faced by these low-income consumers and low-resource food producers. The Community Food Project includes support and participation from multiple partners.

Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017

Project Title:
EDA University Center at Fayetteville State University

$385,776 (Funds through 6/30/2015) Dr. Pamela Jackson

The EDA University Center for Economic Development at FSU funded by the Economic Development Administration grant award 04-66-06676 represents a unique opportunity to make a significant difference in the long distressed economy of southeast North Carolina. Leveraging the extensive small business development expertise at FSU, the EDA University Center for Economic Development will drive job growth through coordinated support of innovative entrepreneurs and play a leading role in transforming disconnected pockets of success to collaborative clusters of self-sustaining growth. The EDA University Center for Economic Development will dedicate particular focus on high innovation segments within the regional defense, energy, and agriculture segments.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
9/30/2014 - 9/29/2016

Project Title:
Promoting Food Security in a Low Income Urban Community: The Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

$79,372 Dr. Pamela Jackson

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) grant award 14·FMPPX·NC·0104 provides funding under the Farmers Market Promotion Program to address low income and low food access in an urban community characterized by poverty and limited access to supermarkets, and create food market opportunities by establishing a farmers market that links local small scale farmers with a food insecure community in an effort to improve economic and health outcomes while contributing to the vitality and liveability of the area.

Animal Agriculture Projects

Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
8/8/2014 - 8/7/2015

Project Title:
The Role of Salicylic Acid in Maintaining Wheat's Resistance Under High Temperature Stress

$24,893 Mr. Greg McElveen

Economic Development Administration grant award 04-06-06979 funding supports an animal waste management feasibility study that will advise regional stakeholders of potential new market opportunities for hog waste that can result in a significant value-add to the farming/food production sector. North Carolina is the second leading hog farming state in the country, with almost 2,000 hog farms and 9 million hogs. Over 50% of these hogs are concentrated in the target region of this study. This project will help advance new, innovative ideas on how a current regional by-product from the agriculture cluster could be capitalized to foster greater business and job opportunities for people of the region.

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