2015_counties_in_ncIn February 2016 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 33 farm businesses grants totaling $177,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion.

Seven of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 26 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.

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Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations.

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The ultimate goal of WNC AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland by assisting the longevity of farm enterprises.

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