2017 Grant Recipients
Tar River Poultry Initiative, LLC

​​Sandra, Fabian, Cody, Fiamma and Fermin
Read about their small farm and its mission 

Ben Shields & Patricia Parker
Photo Credit Sue Ellen Johnson

L to R... Analee Harris Thornburg, Patricia Hiil,
​Tayeashai Tay Brown, Julie Groves Gupton
Photo Credit Analee Harris Thornburg

Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund Grant

Established 2014

​Eligible Counties: Franklin, Granville, Person, Durham, Vance,
​Warren, Wake, Nash, Halifax, Chatham, and Wilson

​​Read about Bee Branch Farm here!

Grant Application

The Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund was established to support and cultivate small farms in our region of North Carolina. Founded in 2014, the Fund works to aid the development and long-term sustainability of small farms through an annual grants program.

A small farm, for the purpose of this grant, will typically be the enterprise of one person or family and the farmer must generate at least 50% of his or her personal income from the farm operation. The farm must have been in operation for at least two years by July 1 of the year of the grant. Previous grant recipients are not eligible.

The purpose of the grant is to improve the operations of the recipient farm to insure the continuation and long-term success of the farm. There is no limitation on the use of the grant, but it is expected to be used for the purpose described in the grant application. The amount of the grant is $5,000 and will be awarded September 8, 2019, at the annual Dinner in the Meadow.

Download the 2019 Grant Application

In addition to the submitted grant, an interview at the farm will be required. Grant proposals may be submitted via email or standard mail, but must include the information requested in the form. Applications are due by April 13, 2019.

Please contact Sue Ellen Johnson with any questions you might have regarding the grant.

2018 Grant Recipients
In Good Heart Farm

Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund Grant Recipient