2013 Program

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In January 2013 the WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded 28 farmer businesses grants totaling $148,500 to assist in farm diversification and expansion.

Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, one received $4,500 and 21 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.

Read the news release.

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.

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The ultimate goal of WNC AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland by assisting the longevity of farm enterprises.


Click here to see a list of the 2013 recipients.

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