In February 2010 the WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded 42 farmers grants totaling $225,000 to assist them in completing farm diversification projects.
Three of the producers received $9,000 grants, 27 received $6,000 and 12 received $3,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.
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 2010 recipients.
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.