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YADKINVILLE, N.C. — Yadkin County was awarded a $100,000 grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to help construction of a new agricultural center, the Trust Fund Commission announced Tuesday.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the agricultural center will have offices for farm extension workers and provide meeting space for seminars and workshops. The center’s estimated cost is $4 million.

The paper reported that the grant is part of $2 million awarded to 19 projects for agricultural and economic initiatives across North Carolina.

The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission’s funding comes from part of the state’s share from the master settlement agreement reached in 1998 with cigarette manufacturers.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.