2010 Recipients

Project – Grant Award – County – Topics
 

Al McNeely: Catamount Honey

Beekeeping Expansion  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Jackson County  -  Topics:   Beekeeping  |  Expansion  | 

Amy Johnston, Springhouse Farm

Produce Stand  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Watauga County  -  Topics:   Marketing  |  Produce Stand  | 

Annie Martin, Mountain Moss

Green Alternatives for WNC Farmers: Eco-friendly Mosses  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Transylvania County  -  Topics:   Marketing  |  Nursery  | 

Anthony Cole

Production of Traditional, Specialty and Heirloom Pumpkins and Winter Squash  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Equipment & Supplies  |  Expansion  |  Pumpkins  | 

Bass & Seth Hyatt

Grass-Fed Angus Beef  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Clay County  -  Topics:   Cattle & Beef  |  Equipment & Supplies  | 

Bill Beuttell Sr. & Will Beuttell Jr.

Diversification of Family Farm with Hops Production  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Avery County  -  Topics:   Diversification  |  Hops  | 

Bobby Gragg

Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Avery County  -  Topics:   Cattle & Beef  |  Equipment & Supplies  | 

Chuck Marsh and Debbie Lienhart: Useful Plants Nursery

Propagation Facility  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Greenhouse  |  Medicinal Herbs  |  Nursery  | 

Danny & Kathryn McConnell: McConnell Farms, Inc.

Strawberry Disease Management with 21st Century Greenhouse Design  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Henderson County  -  Topics:   Berries  |  Disease & Pest Prevention  |  Expansion  |  Greenhouse  | 

Danny Miller

Choose and Cut  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Watauga County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Trees  | 

David Mackey

Beef Freezers  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Transylvania County  -  Topics:   Cattle & Beef  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Livestock  |  Meat  | 

David Tucker

New River Corn Maze & Dark Mountain Choose & Cut  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Watauga County  -  Topics:   Agritourism  |  Corn Maze  |  Pumpkins  |  Trees  | 

Dennis Niemeyer: Magnolia Ridge Farm

Galax & Native Wildflower Production  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Henderson County  -  Topics:   Equipment & Supplies  |  Flowers  |  Irrigation  | 

Dibe Duckett

No-till Pumpkins  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Haywood County  -  Topics:   Equipment & Supplies  |  Pumpkins  | 

Donald Smart

Fresh Market Cucumbers  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Haywood County  -  Topics:   Diversification  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Vegetables  | 

Doug Harrell, Harrell Hill Farms

Increased Produce Production for WNC Farmer's Market  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Mitchell County  -  Topics:   Equipment & Supplies  |  Pumpkins  |  Vegetables  | 

Dwain Swing & Cynthia Sharpe: OakMoon Farm & Creamery

Goat Husbandry & Cheese-making Workshops Expansion  -  $9,000
Mitchell County  -  Topics:   Agritourism  |  Cheese  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Goats  |  Workshops  | 

Eddie Evans: Peaceful Valley Nursery

Irrigation & Blueberries  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Macon County  -  Topics:   Berries  |  Irrigation  |  U-Pick  | 

Elizabeth Gibbs, Firefly Farm

Heritage Rabbits for Meat and Breeding Stock  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Yancey County  -  Topics:   Meat  |  Rabbits  | 

Eric Carlson: Calaboose Cellars

Vineyard Expansion to Sustain Local Wine Made from Local Grapes  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Cherokee County  -  Topics:   Expansion  |  Grapes  |  Vineyard  |  Winery  | 

Frank & Jeanette Wilson: Hominy Valley Farms

The Loca-Motive: A New Meat Market Opportunity  -  $9,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Cattle & Beef  |  Chickens  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Meat  |  Produce Stand  | 

Frank & Rhonda Seaman

Manoah Farms Vegetable Wagon  -  Grant Award: $6,000
McDowell County  -  Topics:   Produce Stand  |  Vegetables  | 

Gail Blate, DeerHaven Hills Farm

Blueberry Irrigation Project  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Polk County  -  Topics:   Berries  |  Irrigation  | 

Jean Taylor

Heirloom Vegetable Plant Production  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Graham County  -  Topics:   Expansion  |  Vegetables  | 

Jon Christie

Wild Mountain Apiaries Diversification Project  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Madison County  -  Topics:   Beekeeping  |  Diversification  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Honey  | 

Kaleb Rathbone

Value-Added Options through Frozen Strawberries and Direct Marketing Beef  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Haywood County  -  Topics:   Berries  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Marketing  |  Value-Added  | 

Kyle Kitchin

Sugar Bear Maple Syrup Marketing  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Avery County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Marketing  |  Syrup  | 

Marshall Bailey

On-Farm Store; Lumber  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Expansion  |  Produce  | 

Michael Porterfield: Gladheart Farms

Produce Processing-Packing Facility  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Produce  |  Value-Added  | 

Michael, David, Adam & Andrew Pressley

Mountain View Blueberries  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Henderson County  -  Topics:   Berries  |  Diversification  |  U-Pick  | 

Paul & Anna Littman: Anna & Paul's Farm

Shiitake Mushroom Expansion & Season Extension  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Expansion  |  High Tunnel Hoophouse  |  Mushrooms  | 

Quinton Ellison & Kelley Penn: Balltown Bee Farm

Rabbitry for Commercial Meat Purposes  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Swain County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Meat  |  Rabbits  | 

Ray Revis

Russian Honeybees for Beekeepers  -  Grant Award: $6,000
McDowell County  -  Topics:   Beekeeping  |  Expansion  |  Honey  | 

Rickey Ramsey

Ramsey's Organic Greenhouse  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Madison County  -  Topics:   Irrigation  |  Tomatoes  | 

Ronnie and Kathy James

PolyPlanter Seeder  -  $9,000
Haywood County  -  Topics:   Cucumbers  |  Equipment & Supplies  | 

Sally Eason and Charles Hudson: Sunburst Trout

Expansion of a Diversified Value-Added Farm Product  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Haywood County  -  Topics:   Equipment & Supplies  |  Expansion  |  Tomatoes  |  Value-Added  | 

Starr Cash: Venezia Dream Farm

Fiber Product, Value-Added Processing  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Alpacas  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Fiber  |  Value-Added  | 

Steve & Dawn Robertson, East Fork Farm

Cage-Free Rabbits  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Madison County  -  Topics:   Rabbits  | 

Tamara Crain

Crain Family Farm Poultry Advancement  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Chickens  |  Eggs  |  Expansion  |  Meat  | 

Tim & Annie Burrell, Rabbit Creek Bee Company

Queen Rearing & Bee Breeding  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Macon County  -  Topics:   Beekeeping  |  Diversification  |  Honey  | 

Van Burnette: Hop N' Blueberry Farm

Milkweed Production & Butterfly Farming  -  Grant Award: $3,000
Buncombe County  -  Topics:   Agritourism  |  Butterflies  |  Expansion  |  Native Plants  | 

Will & Tambra Buford: Vineyards Edge

Dairy Goat Farm  -  Grant Award: $6,000
Henderson County  -  Topics:   Buildings  |  Cheese  |  Dairy  |  Equipment & Supplies  |  Goats  |