Category:  2010 Recipients

 

2010 Recipient: Bill Beuttell Sr. & Will Beuttell Jr.

Bill Beuttell Sr. & Will Beuttell Jr. $6,000 – Diversification of Family Farm with Hops Production The Beuttells are establishing one acre of hops in a system designed specifically for steep terrains. Their method for growing and harvesting hops maximizes yield without relying on cherry pickers or other equipment typically required to reach 18-foot-high trellises. […]

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2010 Recipient: Bobby Gragg

Bobby Gragg $6,000 – Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle Bobby is increasing his ability to artificially inseminate cattle with top quality bulls; improving growth trait records; and enhancing marketability of his beef. He is purchasing a portable head gate with an AI cage and scales; feed bunks and feeding equipment; and working facilities. With these […]

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2010 Recipient: Kyle Kitchin

Kyle Kitchin $3,000 – Sugar Bear Maple Syrup Marketing Kyle is purchasing a propane heated finishing cooker for his maple syrup operation. The cooker enhances the beauty and marketability of Grade A light amber maple syrup by allowing for a standard and controlled boiling time, preventing the formation of sugar crystals known as "sugar sand." […]

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2010 Recipient: Marshall Bailey

Marshall Bailey $6000 – On-Farm Store; Lumber Marshall passed away during the grant cycle and was unable to complete the project. Marshall was establishing an On-Farm Store in Barnardsville featuring grass-fed beef, pork, produce and other farm products from his and other neighboring farms. Buncombe County Contact the Local Extension Agent

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2010 Recipient: Van Burnette

Van Burnette Hop N’ Blueberry Farm $3,000- Milkweed Production & Butterfly Farming Van is establishing a commercial milkweed operation. The primary customers for milkweed are butterfly farmers who are unable to produce sufficient food supply for caterpillars. Van is also working with university researchers to develop new markets for the plant, which can be used […]

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2010 Recipient: Starr Cash

Starr Cash Venezia Dream Farm $3,000 – Fiber Product, Value-Added Processing Starr is purchasing fiber processing equipment (micro-mill or cottage scale) to add value to fiber produced by her own herd of alpacas as well as that of the local fiber pool. With a picker, electric drum carder and needle felting tools, Starr can personally […]

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2010 Recipient: Anthony Cole

Anthony Cole $6,000 – Production of Traditional, Specialty and Heirloom Pumpkins and Winter Squash Anthony is expanding his pumpkin operation with the purchase of a no-till planter unit and air blast sprayer. He is planting into managed wheat residue in his farm’s bottomland soils (French silt loam) and killed fescue/orchard grass sod in the upland […]

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2010 Recipient: Tamara Crain, Crain Family Farm

Tamara Crain Crain Family Farm $3,000 – Crain Family Farm Poultry Advancement Tamara is expanding the production of layers and broilers at her grandfather’s farm. All of her animals will be raised free-range with no antibiotics and no animal by-product feed. Once the McDowell County small animal processing facility opens, she plans to expand to […]

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2010 Recipient: Paul & Anna Littman

Paul & Anna Littman Anna & Paul’s Farm $6,000 – Shiitake Mushroom Expansion & Season Extension The Littmans are increasing their mushroom production during summer months and extending their production season with the construction of a cold frame. They are repairing a barn to create covered space for their logs, expanding the existing irrigation system, […]

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2010 Recipient: Chuck Marsh and Debbie Lienhart

Chuck Marsh and Debbie Lienhart Useful Plants Nursery $6000 – Propagation Facility Useful Plants Nursery specializes in growing food and medicinal plants for local and regional markets, including fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and herbaceous perennials. With this grant, Chuck is building a propagation greenhouse to limit the purchase of bare root stock from […]

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