Category:  2013 Recipients

 

2013 Recipient: Revis Russian Apiaries

Ray Revis, Revis Russian Apiaries $6,000—Production and Evaluation of Russian Honey Bee Queens Ray is adding 50 new queen-mating colonies to his operation to be better prepared for the high-demand season. He is purchasing equipment and supplemental food stores to successfully rear queens from April to October. His goal is to sell at least 500 […]

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2013 Recipient: Addison Farms Vineyard

Eddie and Jeff Frisbee, Addison Farms Vineyard $6,000—Winery and Vineyard Expansion The Frisbees are adding 400 vines of Petit Manseng to their vineyard, expanding it from 3.8 acres to 4.4 acres of six varieties. Growing more of their own fruit increases the ability to have influence over the quality and availability of fruit, eliminating some […]

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2013 Recipient: Cove Creek Nursery

Alvin Lytle, Cove Creek Nursery $6,000—Expansion/Diversification to Grow Grain and Vegetables Alvin is diversifying his farm, which is currently a tree, shrub and vine nursery, to include the production of chemical-free produce and grain, flour and meal. He is cleaning his nursery fields that have overgrown stock plants, completing a greenhouse, and purchasing needed equipment […]

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2013 Recipient: Reems Creek Nursery

Susan Reavis, Reems Creek Nursery and Landscaping $6,000 — Heated Greenhouse Dedicated to Sustainably Grown Products Susan is adding a 30-foot by 96-foot heated greenhouse specifically for growing vegetable and herb transplants in organic potting soils with organic fertilizer and pest control methods. The separate greenhouse prevents cross-contamination with conventionally raised nursery crops. Purchases include […]

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2013 Recipient: Payne Dairy Farm

Elymus D. Payne, Payne Dairy Farm $6,000—Replacement Heifer Barn Elymus is expanding to respond to the high demand for replacement heifers that have been trained to stand in headlocks. He is building a 40-foot by 100-foot pole barn with locking head chutes to raise Springer Holstein calves. The barn houses newborn calves, which are placed […]

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2013 Recipient: Ramsey Farms

James A. Ramsey, Ramsey Farms $6,000—Cattle Handling Facility Jimmie is purchasing cattle handling equipment to increase the poundage per animal, raising profits by $150 to $200 each. He plans to increase his herd from 40 to 80 head, while also decrease labor costs as he can work the cattle himself. He can also precondition yearlings, […]

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2013 Recipient: Dancing Doe Farm

Julie Teneralli, Dancing Doe Farm $6,000—Heritage Hog Production Julie is adding heritage hogs to her operation, which has been a small vegetable farm and plant nursery since 2002. She is purchasing six piglets—Large Black and the Gloucester Old Spotted breeds—as well as fencing and materials for a shelter. The expansion provides a specialty product not […]

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2013 Recipient: Ward Farm

Joe Ward, Ward Farm $6,000—Customized Kinze Row Planting System Joe is purchasing customized no-till row planting equipment that enables him to plant and grow no-till corn so he can expand into local food and livestock feed markets. He is also producing feed for Ward Farm’s cow/calf operation. He is growing one acre of sweet corn […]

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2013 Recipient: Brothers on Farms

Susan Epps Ward, Brothers On Farms $6,000—Lamb Expansion Susan and her sons Dmitry, 13, and Andrei, 12, are adding all-natural grass-fed lamb to their growing farm business, which currently includes mushrooms, heirloom vegetables, rabbits, and specialty garlic and onions. The Wards hope to harvest 10 to 14 lambs a year with the purchase of five […]

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2013 Recipient: Rabbit Creek Bee Company

Tim & Annie Burrell, Rabbit Creek Bee Company, LLC $6,000—Pollination Services The Burrells are expanding their beekeeping operation to enter a new market—pollination services for fruit and vegetable growers. They are increasing their current colonies from 230 to 350, with approximately 125 dedicated to pollination services. They are using queens from a new breeder stock called […]

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