2019 Program

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.

Click here to see a list of the 2019 recipients.

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

In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion.

Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the exclusive financial supporter of WNC AgOptions, which aims to build sustainable farming communities in the mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers.

Read the news release!

Latest posts

2019 Program

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. Click here to see a list of the 2019 recipients. The ultimate goal of WNC … Read More

2019 Topics

County Award Farm Project Name Topic Avery $6,000 Skye2Farm LLC Skye Lavender Farm Venue Agritourism Burke $6,000 “Pick Dee’s Berries” at Skydance Farm “Park and Potty” Agritourism Infrastructure for “You-Pick” Berry Farm Agritourism Madison $6,000 Mountain Harvest Organics Pizza Farm … Read More

2019 List of Grant Recipients

County Award Farm Project Name Topic Avery $6,000 Tucker Hollow Farms Bedding and Propagation Greenhouse Greenhouse Avery $6,000 Skye2Farm LLC Skye Lavender Farm Venue Agritourism Buncombe $6,000 Addison Farms Vineyard Crush, Cold Storage and Drying Facility Building Buncombe $6,000 Gaining … Read More

2019 County: Madison

Contact the Local Extension Agent   ​ Dry Ridge Farm Laying Hen Expansion ​ Jenkins Angus Farm AI Cattle Working System Highgate Farm Post Harvest Cure and Storage Shed Mountain Harvest Organics Pizza Farm Carolina Flowers Dahlia Crop Expansion  

2019 County: Macon

​ Bateman Girls’ Cattle Farm Heifer Replacement Program Contact the Local Extension Agent      

2019 County: Henderson

Holt Orchards Building Enclosure for Apple Packing Line McConnell Farms Custom Labeling Project Bee-utiful Farm and Garden Honey House Contact the Local Extension Agent  

2019 County: Haywood

  Contact the Local Extension Agent   Two Trees Farm Outdoor Kitchen and Classroom Space Rice Family Farms Bulldog Wrangler Portable Corral  

2019 County: Cleveland

Contact the Local Extension Agent   Dollar Down Farm Growing Under Sliding Thunder Hudson Poultry Farm Grain Storage for Expanded Marketing  

2019 County: Cherokee

  Contact the Local Extension Agent   ​ Two Crows Farm Product Production Expansion for Third Quality Fiber  

2019 County: Caldwell

  Contact the Local Extension Agent   Blue Ridge Apiaries Session Mead Production High Country Herbs Farm Mechanization   Save Save

2019 County: EBCI

Dugan Farms  Mechanical Cultivation for Sustainable Weed Management Long Family Farms and Gallery Mushroom and Medicinal Extracts and Oils Contact the Local Extension Agent  

2019 County: Burke

Contact the Local Extension Agent ​ “Pick Dee’s Berries” at Skydance Farm Agritourism Infrastructure  

2019 County: Transylvania

  The Farm at Gwynn Valley Produce Packing Shed Clem’s Organic Gardens Machinery for Storage Vegetable Production Pitch Pine Farm Root Vegetable Harvesting Equipment Contact the Local Extension Agent