2012 WNC AgOptions grantees build region’s diverse agriculture system

Recipients trying new production techniques, reaching consumers directly,
and preserving multi-generational farms.

County: Award; Farm/Group; Project Name

Avery: $6,000; BRG Angus; Enhanced Cattle Production

Buncombe: $6,000; Full Sun Farm; Mixed Nut Orchard

Buncombe: $6,000; Wildwood Herbal; Aquaponics Production

Buncombe: $6,000; Hominy Valley Farms-Land and Cattle; Home Delivery or Farm Pick Up

Cherokee: $3,000; Fir Heaven’s Sake Tree Farm; Gift Shop and Sleigh Ride Scenery

Cherokee Reservation: $6,000; Lambert Farms;
Grass-fed Beef Managed Intensive Grazing and Pastured Poultry Processing

Clay: $6,000; High Mountain Meadows Farm; Certified Creamery/Kitchen

Graham: $3,000; Apple Valley Orchard; Orchard Establishment

Haywood: $6,000; Sunburst Trout Farms; Water Quality Improvements for
Increased Production of Rainbow Trout

Henderson: $6,000; Kay Farm; Romaine Lettuce Expansion

Jackson: $6,000; Ty-Lyn Plantation; Truffle Project

Macon: $6,000; Nantahala Farms & Nursery; Hydroponic Plant Production and Greenhouse Growing

Madison: $3,000; Rockbar Farms; Sweet Onion Project

Madison: $6,000; Mackey Farms; Meat Processing and Storage Facility

McDowell: $6,000; DeMariano Vineyards; Wine Production

McDowell: $6,000; Ellis Farms; Farms, Food and Community

McDowell: $6,000; English Dairy Farm; English Farmstead Cheese

Mitchell: $3,000; David Hughes Farm; Potato Production

Polk: $6,000; Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm; All Natural Grass-Fed Beef, Cattle Handling Equipment

Swain: $6,000; Axios Farms; Axios Apiary

Transylvania: $6,000; Cherryfield Farm; Sheep Expansion Project

Watauga: $6,000; GOat GREEN farm; GOat GREEN farm Goat Leasing & Meat

Yancey: $6,000; Mt. Mitchell Produce; Portable Cooling Unit for Limited Resource Farmers

Region-wide: $8,000; Appalachian Botanical Alliance;
Cooperative Production, Research and Marketing of Traditional Chinese Herbs

Jackson and surrounding: $8,000; Jackson County Farmer’s Market; The Community Kitchen

Region-wide: $8,000; Independent Small Animal Meat Producers Association;
Foothills Pilot Plant Working Capital


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