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New program to impact agriculture industry similar to “Shark Tank”

By Charlotte Smith

HD3 Farms of the Carolinas a local agriculture company is introducing their inaugural Young Entrepreneur Agriculture Initiative. The program is similar to the idea found in watching the popular television show, “Shark Tank,” according to creators of the initiative, Dean Hilton and Allison Barbour with HD3 Farms.

The target audience for this program is young entrepreneurs such as high school students, college students, or recent college graduates who already have an idea for the agricultural industry. Interested entrepreneurs may present requests for support for agriculture ideas which may involve equipment, parts, apparel, fabrication and more.

Barbour explained the Initiative program may help young entrepreneurs with funding, internships, and/or connecting the business minded youth to the appropriate networks.

Hilton said, “We wanted to make an impact on the community. We want to invest in and support the ideas that are viable as a way to help others.”

Any young entrepreneur with an agriculture vision may present their ideas to the  Young Entrepreneur Agriculture Initiative through an application. Applications will be accepted from February 21, 2019 through July 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be interviewed by the board members of the initiative, according to Barbour.  There is no limit to funding for proposed ideas.

Hilton said, “Our intent is to help young community members obtain their goals and make a positive impact on the agriculture community.

To find out more visit their website at: https://hd3farms.com/agriculture-initiative

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