2012 Program Background

2012 WNC AgOptions grantees build region’s
diverse agriculture system

Recipients trying new production techniques, reaching consumers directly,
and preserving multi-generational farms.

 

County

Award

Farm/Group

Project Name

Avery

$6,000

BRG Angus

Enhanced Cattle Production

Buncombe

$6,000

Full Sun Farm

Mixed Nut Orchard

Buncombe

$6,000

Wildwood Herbal

Aquaponics Production

Buncombe

$6,000

Hominy Valley Farms-
Land and Cattle

Home Delivery or Farm Pick Up

Cherokee

$3,000

Fir Heaven’s Sake Tree Farm

Gift Shop and Sleigh Ride Scenery

Cherokee
Reservation

$6,000

Lambert Farms

Grass-fed Beef Managed Intensive Grazing and Pastured Poultry Processing

Clay

$6,000

High Mountain Meadows Farm

Certified Creamery/Kitchen

Graham

$3,000

Apple Valley Orchard

Orchard Establishment

Haywood

$6,000

Sunburst Trout Farms

Water Quality Improvements for
Increased Production of Rainbow Trout

Henderson

$6,000

Kay Farm

Romaine Lettuce Expansion

Jackson

$6,000

Ty-Lyn Plantation

Truffle Project

Macon

$6,000

Nantahala Farms & Nursery

Hydroponic Plant Production and
Greenhouse Growing

Madison

$3,000

Rockbar Farms

Sweet Onion Project

Madison

$6,000

Mackey Farms

Meat Processing and Storage Facility

McDowell

$6,000

DeMariano Vineyards

Wine Production

McDowell

$6,000

Ellis Farms

Farms, Food and Community

McDowell

$6,000

English Dairy Farm

English Farmstead Cheese

Mitchell

$3,000

David Hughes Farm

Potato Production

Polk

$6,000

Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm

All Natural Grass-Fed Beef-
-Cattle Handling Equipment

Swain

$6,000

Axios Farms

Axios Apiary

Transylvania

$6,000

Cherryfield Farm

Sheep Expansion Project

Watauga

$6,000

GOat GREEN farm

GOat GREEN farm
Goat Leasing & Meat

Yancey

$6,000

Mt. Mitchell Produce

Portable Cooling Unit for
Limited Resource Farmers

Region-wide

$8,000

Appalachian Botanical Alliance

Cooperative Production, Research and
Marketing of Traditional Chinese Herbs

Jackson and
surrounding

$8,000

Jackson County Farmer’s Market

The Community Kitchen

Region-wide

$8,000

Independent Small Animal Meat Producers Association

Foothills Pilot Plant Working Capital

 

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