The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, Inc. was formed by a group of small grain producers and agri-business representatives from across the state on July 24, 1986. The Association is a nonprofit corporation formed to encourage, promote and develop more efficient and effective small grain marketing and production and to participate in all matters relative to the interests of small grain producers.
Goals & Objectives
- Enhance opportunity for profit
- Solve production problems and improve yields
- Improve Marketing opportunities
- Find new markets and uses for small grains
- Support research and extension services
- Develop strong leaders to speak for Small Grains
- Work with programs to protect our environment and conserve natural resources
- Provide quality products to consumers
Primarily growers through a self-assessment or self-help program support financial business and activities of the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association. The assessment approved by North Carolina Farmers is $.005 of total money collected on Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley, Canola and Grain Sorghum. These funds are collected by the first market grain elevator and sent to North Carolina Department of Agriculture where they deposit in our association bank account.. Collection of the assessment is made by first-market handlers and grain buyers, remitted to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and deposited for use by the Association. All other classes of membership pay dues. Business and activities of the North Carolina Small Grain Grower Association are supervised by a Board of Directors elected by geographical distribution within the state, production volume and agribusiness interest.
Membership in the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association is composed of three classes:
- Small Grain Producers in North Carolina
- Associate members who represent the small grain agribusiness industry as individuals and professional agricultural workers
- Supporting member companies who represent the small grain agribusiness industry