$2,500 — Organic Tomatoes & Peppers
Because of this grant “I am learning about organic crop production as a potential replacement to tobacco.” ~ Donald Smart
D. Smart has grown up to 50 acres of tobacco in the past eight years. He is growing 2 acres of organic vegetables on his farm in 2004 and will use his 2,500 grant to cover start up expenses including, plastic covers, drip lines, plants, twine, organic spray, fuel and labor.
Expected income from organic vegetable crop production $48,000.
Donald Smart is working closely with his NC Cooperative Extension Agent.