Assistance to Attend the NC Agritourism Conference

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The Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education at North Carolina A&T State University has received a project grant funded by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. This grant can help farmers with registration costs for the North Carolina Agritourism Farm Tour (Day 1) and Conference (Day 2) conducted by the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association). The grant will support conference costs for the farm’s principal operators and one additional farm operator, a value of $500+. The grant cannot support your one-night lodging costs.

The conference will be held February 18 th – 20 th , 2024 in New Bern, NC at the Double Tree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront and includes a tour of farms with agritourism activities, access to exhibitors, speakers, and relevant/informative session topics helpful for the aspiring, beginner, or seasoned farmer.

The conference will include sessions such as: “Agritourism in America: Why is it the Nation’s Fastest Growing Entertainment Sector,” “Social Media,” “Harvesting Prosperity,” “Succession Plan/Estate Planning,” “Food & Beverage Strategic Planning,” and “Cutting thru the red tape: county regulations, planning and zoning.” At this conference there will be fellow farmers and experts from all over North Carolina.

Please complete this application and submit it to the address below for APPROVAL or scan and email the form to You will be notified via mail, email, or telephone.The applications will be considered on need and a first come basis. Applications are due by January 12, 2024.

 If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jarvetta Bynum at email or telephone 336-285-4833.

Your application must be APPROVED and then additional information will be sent to you. Mail or email your application to:

Jarvetta Bynum, 145 Carver Hall, Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, Greensboro, NC 27411

Applicant Information




Telephone Number


What do you produce on your farm?

How many acres is your farm?

Are you now or have you been a (check all that apply):

_____Tobacco producer, _____Tobacco allotment holder

_____Person engaged in tobacco related business

Justification Paragraphs: Write at least a couple of paragraphs to justify attending the NC Agritourism Conference. Include an overview of your farm including howm any people work on your farm, how long you have been farming, experience and success with agritourism, if any. Be sure to emphasize how attending the NC Agritourism Conference would help you and your farm generate more revenue, expand operations, and/or hire additional workers or increase work hours.