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2010 Agricultural Tourism & Crop Diversification Program

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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.

Read the Press Release

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Agricultural Tourism: Creating a unique experience for visitors to enjoy the ambiance and natural resources of Western North Carolina.

2010 Program Background

Click here to see a list of the 2010 recipients. (PDF file)