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.

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.

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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.

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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. In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 … View >>

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 … View >>

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 … View >>