2012 Recipient: Rockbar Farms

Harold Hunter, Rockbar Farms

$3,000—Rockbar Sweet Onion Project

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Harold is growing one acre of yellow onions in 2012 on former tobacco land. He has tested various varieties and is most successful with yellow onions. Harold expects to reach 20,000 pounds a year in the first year. Harold primarily markets through Madison Farms.

Harold is a third generation farmer, and his family has grown tobacco on his land since 1890. “It is my sole purpose to explore ideas until I have a farming operation that my son and his son will be proud to take over,” said Harold, who is excited that his son has expressed interest in farming.

Harold is active in the county’s agricultural community. “I am committed to not only keeping my farm sustainable but am very concerned about the farming future of all of Madison County,” Harold said. 

 

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