Wilkes Agricultural Equipment Rental Program

Wilkes Economic Development Corporation
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

This grant provides funding to Wilkes Economic Development Corporation to assist young farmers who are often challenged with continuing farming due to lack of access to and/or the high cost of owning equipment required to maintain their farms. Wilkes EDC, along with the Wilkes Cattlemen’s Association, will address this need via an equipment rental program. Input from the Wilkes Cattlemen’s Association and a needs assessment were used to identify four equipment items of most benefit to small local farmers raising crops and animals. Wilkes EDC has operated an equipment leasing program for several years and has demonstrated that local farmers use the equipment available to them and that rental fees are enough to cover the costs of maintaining and insuring the equipment. The equipment acquired with this Golden LEAF grant will supplement the equipment Wilkes EDC currently offers for rent. Equipment usage will be managed and tracked by the local NC Cooperative Extension Service.

Ms. Margaret LeeAnn Nixon213 Ninth StreetNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659(336) 838-1501
Areas Served:

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