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2008 Agricultural Tourism & Crop Diversification Program

2008

The Western North Carolina Agricultural Options Program recently awarded $5,000 to 23 area farmers and $2,500 to 14 farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Centers in the 15 western counties and Cherokee Reservation operate the AgOptions program, now in its fourth year. The agricultural extension agents work closely with the recipients, strengthening the educational relationship between Cooperative Extension and area farmers.

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Agritourism

Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >>

Matt Rhea: Trout Farm — GO >>

Beekeeping

Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >>

Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: Pastured Layers, Dairy Goats, Beehives — GO >>

Keith Chappel: Bee Hives — GO >>

Kelley Penn & Quinton Ellison: Naturally Mite Resistant Honeybees — GO >>

Marshall Shipp: Bee Hive Expansion — GO >>

Michael Creason: Bees & Blueberries — GO >>

Mike Singleton: Nucleus Colonies & Queen Breeding — GO >>

Educational Farm

Dale Robertson: Automated Milking For Education — GO >>

Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >>

Joseph & Catt Redcloud: Cherokee Growing Traditions — GO >>

Vera Guise: Demonstration Gardening — GO >>

Flowers & Herbs

Chris & Rachel Leek: Cut Flowers — GO >>

Dianne Tolman: Native Plants & Herbs — GO >>

Joseph & Catt Redcloud: Cherokee Growing Traditions — GO >>

Fruits & Vegetables

Anne Gaines Grier: Winter Crop Propogation — GO >>

Annie Perkinson: Jams, Juice, Relishes — GO >>

Chad Calhoun: U-Pick Strawberries — GO >>

Harold & Nancy Long: Organic & Heirloom Vegetables — GO >>

Michael Creason: Bees & Blueberries — GO >>

Nicole Del Coqlano & Gaelen Corozine: High Tunnel For Winter Crops — GO >>

Robin Smith: Greenhouse For Transplants — GO >>

Vera Guise: Demonstration Gardening — GO >>

Greenhouses & Buildings

Alan Johnson: Stream Restoration Plants — GO >>

Andrew Jones: Goat Operation — GO >>

Brad Martin: Natives Nursery — GO >>

Cathy & Andy Bennett: Sweet Sorghum Processing — GO >>

Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Coy Griffin: Horse Boarding — GO >>

Cynthia Sharpe & Dwain Swing: Milk Room/ Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Doug & Renee Lambrecht: Wasabi Production — GO >>

Hardin Wrenn: Energy-Efficient & Water-Saving Greenhouse — GO >>

Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: Pastured Layers, Dairy Goats, Beehives — GO >>

Rebecca Daniels: Greenhouse For Wine Grape Vine Starts — GO >>

Robin Smith: Greenhouse For Transplants — GO >>

Livestock

Andrew Jones: Goat Operation — GO >>

Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Coy Griffin: Horse Boarding — GO >>

Cynthia Sharpe & Dwain Swing: Milk Room/ Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Dale Robertson: Automated Milking For Education — GO >>

Edgar Wood: Grass-Finished Beef Cattle — GO >>

Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: Pastured Layers, Dairy Goats, Beehives — GO >>

Ron & Cheryl Searcy: Goat Weed-Management — GO >>

Scott Paquin: Heritage Breed Cattle — GO >>

Thomas Miller: Rare Heritage Breeds/ Naturally Grown Pork — GO >>

Ornamentals/ Nursery Plants

Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >>

Alan Johnson: Stream Restoration Plants — GO >>

Bobby Williams: Native Plants Nursery — GO >>

Brad Martin: Natives Nursery — GO >>

Dianne Tolman: Native Plants & Herbs — GO >>

Hardin Wrenn: Energy-Efficient & Water-Saving Greenhouse — GO >>

John & Lisa Leatherwood: Rhododendrons — GO >>

Rebecca Daniels: Greenhouse For Wine Grape Vine Starts — GO >>

Ronnie Sparks: Boxwoods — GO >>

Season Extension

Anne Gaines Grier: Winter Crop Propogation — GO >>

Annie Perkinson: Jams, Juice, Relishes — GO >>

Nicole Del Coqlano & Gaelen Corozine: High Tunnel For Winter Crops — GO >>

Robin Smith: Greenhouse For Transplants — GO >>

Tree Farms

George Frady: Choose & Cut Operation — GO >>

U-Pick Farms

Chad Calhoun: U-Pick Strawberries — GO >>

Michael Creason: Bees & Blueberries — GO >>

Value-Added Processing

Annie Perkinson: Jams, Juice, Relishes — GO >>

Cathy & Andy Bennett: Sweet Sorghum Processing — GO >>

Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Cynthia Sharpe & Dwain Swing: Milk Room/ Creamery Renovations — GO >>

Joseph & Catt Redcloud: Cherokee Growing Traditions — GO >>

Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: Pastured Layers, Dairy Goats, Beehives — GO >>

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