Category:  2006 Recipients

 

2006 Recipient: Alex Glover – Little Switzerland Trout Farm

Little Switzerland Trout Farm Mitchell County trout producer, Alex Glover, was funded through the WNC Ag Options Program to promote and expand Little Switzerland Trout Farm. After the dry spell this summer, low water levels, inadequate water flow and high temperatures were too difficult to control, despite continued efforts to manage conditions. As a result, […]

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2006 Recipient: Alice Brooke Wilson – Maverick Farms

Greenhouse Vegetables Maverick Farms is a 45 acre, second-generation family farm in Watauga County. With the WNC Ag Options Grant, a passive-solar greenhouse was constructed. The greenhouse will help the farm through the typical late-spring freezes and early fall frosts that occur in the High Country. Maverick Farms is now entering their 4th season transitioning […]

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2006 Recipient: Amy Ager

Agri-Tourism: Corn Maze Amy and Jamie Ager, owners of Spring House Meats, are using the WNC Ag Options grant to diversify their farm by adding a corn maze for agri-tourism and offering educational programming to local youth and student groups in Buncombe County. Visit www.springhousemeats.com Amy Ager Hickory Nut Gap Farm Buncombe County Contact the […]

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2006 Recipient: Amy Chambers

Crop Diversification: Greenhouse The Chamber’s family farm has been situated on the same land in Cherokee County since the early 1800’s. Chris Chambers and his wife Amy relocated to the farm with the goal to keep the land in agricultural production. With the WNC Ag Options Grant, Chris and Amy have constructed a passive-solar greenhouse […]

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2006 Recipient: Andrew VonCanon – Busy Bee Farms

Livestock: Honey Busy Bee Farms is part of the Century Whitmire Farm, which has been in the same family for over 100 years. With help from the WNC Ag Options Grant, Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire keep bees and sell all natural honey from a variety of nectar. The Grant served as a funding source […]

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2006 Recipient: Bill Boone – Turkey Branch Farm

Livestock: Turkey Branch Farm Goats Bill Boone used the WNC Ag Options Grant to ease the transition out of tobacco and allow him to focus on cattle and goat production. The Boone family has owned and farmed Turkey Branch Farm in Madison County since the Civil War. Bill Boone – Turkey Branch Farm Madison County […]

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2006 Recipient: Bobby Ray Yelton

Fruits/Veggies: Potatoes Mitchell County Agriculture Agents are working with Bobby Ray Yelton potato field grown with help from the WNC Ag Options Grant. Bobby Ray Yelton Mitchell County Contact the Local Extension Agent Click these images for a larger view

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2006 Recipient: Bouchonnet – T&B Blueberries

Fruits/Veggies: Berries In an effort to boost blueberry production, Macon County farmers Bob and Teresa Bouchonnet purchased a new irrigation system with the WNC Ag Options Grant. Robert & Teresa Bouchonnet – T&B Blueberries Macon County Contact the Local Extension Agent Click these images for a larger view

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2006 Recipient: Briar Rose Farm

Agri-Tourism: Berries and Tourism Judith Hansen and Tom Hare of Briar Rose Farm, a diverse 160 acre old mountain farm in Madison County, have used the WNC Ag Options Grant to expand their agri-tourism operation to include a nature trail for farm guests and new bathroom facilities. Visit www.briarrosefarm.com Judith Hansen & Tom Hare Briar […]

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2006 Recipient: Carolyn Bradley – Farmhouse Meats

Livestock: Farmhouse Meats Organic Beef In an effort to conserve her family farm, Carolyn Bradley has used the WNC Ag Options grant to help her transition from conventional to grass-finished beef production in Madison County. Carolyn Bradley – Farmhouse Meats Madison County Contact the Local Extension Agent Click these images for a larger view

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