Only farmers with farms located in eligible North and South Carolina counties may apply.  Eligible counties in NC: Alexander, Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, and Union. Eligible counties in SC: Chester, Lancaster, and York.

Winners from the previous 3 calendar years are not eligible to apply.

Applicants also must be a for-profit business; non-profits are not eligible.