2004 Agricultural Tourism & Crop Diversification Program

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2004 Farms Transitioning into New Crops

 
 

 

Corn Mazes

Avery, Waightstill :
Growing a corn maze — GO >>

Mackey, Taylor :
Create a covered area for public at Blue Ridge Corn Maze — GO >>

 
 

 

Bees & Honey

Parham, James W. :
Expand production of honey and increase marketing — GO >>

 
 

 

Boxwoods

Hooper, Jacqueline; Rector, Charlene :
Install irrigation system, root boxwood plants — GO >>

Miller, Donald :
Start growing 2 acres of boxwoods — GO >>

Sparks, Ronnie :
Start production of American boxwoods – purchase liners — GO >>

Woodby, Donald; Conley, Charles :
Build greenhouse for boxwoods, hollies and other bushes — GO >>

 
 

 

Chickens & Eggs

Hines, Bob
Sawyer, Kendy
:
Prepare pens for Dominique chicken production — GO >>

Queens Produce
& Berry Farms
:
Build facility for raising and selling eggs — GO >>

Uffleman, Wayne :
Purchase two bulk bins for feed storage for chickens — GO >>

 
 

 

Fruit & Vegetables

Banks, Terry :
Plant Blueberry field — GO >>

Darnell, Nathaniel :
Marketing assistance for production of mountain sweet onions — GO >>

Dillingham, Marvin :
Vineyard expansion — GO >>

Pierce, Robert :
Raised beds and irrigation for fruit and vegetables — GO >>

Owens, Anthony :
Grow new apple varieties with potential to resist disease — GO >>

Ploeger, Glenda :
Replace asparagus crowns – expand garden — GO >>

Jenkins, John :
Build greenhouse for organic vegetable production — GO >>

Rice, Candice A. :
Expand shitake mushroom production – purchase equipment — GO >>

Roberts, Elbert Lee :
Start organic vegetable operation — GO >>

Smart, Donald :
Start 1 acre of peppers — GO >>

 
 

 

Flowers & Herbs

Hensley, Jason :
Grow native ornamentals — GO >>

Lyda, Russell :
Start growing fresh cut flowers — GO >>

Sorrells, Josh :
Expand into perennials and purchase trays and fertilizers — GO >>

Whitehead, Beverly :
Expand medicinal herb and ramp production – buy small tiller — GO >>

Wilson, Karen :
Create raised beds for production of herbs and flowers — GO >>

Wright, Susan; Cochran, Brent :
Create fresh cut country flowers business — GO >>

 
 

 

Goats & Cattle

Patterson, Carl :
Field renovation and fence installation for goat farm — GO >>

Hensley, Jason :
Purchase a bull for cattle farm — GO >>

 
 

 

Tomatoes

Bryant, Billy :
Create a more efficient system for packing tomatoes — GO >>

Mull, Doyle :
Grow organic tomatoes, herbs and ornamentals in a greenhouse — GO >>

Reece, Richard :
Grow Heirloom tomatoes — GO >>

Smart, Donald :
Start 2 acres of organic tomatoes — GO >>

 
 

 

Tree Farms

Bryan, Jim :
Expand parking lot area for Christmas tree operation — GO >>

Deal, Joseph C. :
Start a Frasier fir and Christmas tree operation — GO >>

Jarrett, Dickie :
Grow Frasier fir seedlings — GO >>

Payne, Frank (Jr.) :
Build a display for choose and cut Christmas tree operation — GO >>

 
 

 

Trout Farms

Dension, Alex & Nicole :
Ground preparation for farm tours — GO >>

Buchanan, Harold :
Create trout farm production — GO >>

Jenkins, Harold :
Create trout farm production — GO >>

Rhea, Matthew :
Create marketing for trout farm – buy equipment for smoked trout — GO >>

Wilson, Steven Kenneth :
Renovate and market a dormant trout farm — GO >>

 
 

 

U-Pick Farms

Hurtubise, Karen; Clarke, John :
Enlarge and diversify raspberry you-pick farm — GO >>

Fox, Rhonda :
Update greenhouse and create a u-pick blueberry farm — GO >>

 

 

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