About Us

Growing Rural Opportunities was founded in July 2015 in an effort to increase the opportunities to support agriculture in Polk County NC and Landrum, SC.

The mission of GRO is crafting and creating opportunities for local farms and communities by facilitating public education about, and advancement of, agriculture. These activities will enhance sustainable farming operations and entrepreneurial connections for citizens. GRO support or conduct such other or further activities as may be desirable to lessen the burdens of government.

GRO received recognition of its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in December 2015.

GRO would not be without the strong support of the Polk County Community Foundation. We appreciate their support for our founding and moving forward.




Articles of Incorporation: Download

2015 990-N: Download

2016 990-EZ: Download