Category:  2018 Recipients

 

2018 Recipient: Wild Mountain Farm & Mountain Goatscapes

  Megan Naylor and William W. Wallace III, Wild Mountain Farm & Mountain Goatscapes $6000 — Barn Raising Since 2013, Megan and William have had a successful goatscaping (sustainable land management technique that utilizes goats to eat invasive plants) business which has grown quickly into a diversified livestock operation to offer grass-fed beef, forest raised pork, […]

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2018 Recipient: Daintrey Trees

Adam and Bill Beuttell, DaintreyTrees $6,000 — Solar Greenhouse for Fraser Fir Seedlings/transplants To move away from being highly dependent on suppliers in the Pacific Northwest, the Beuttells will install a 16’ x 24’ solar powered greenhouse to grow their own quality seedlings and transplants for their 110 acre Fraser Fir operation. Growing their own transplants […]

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2018 Recipient: Franny’s Farm

  Frances and Jeff Tacy, Franny’s Farm $6000 — Chicken Processing Barn with Brooder Room Franny’s Farm will streamline their existing chicken operation with the addition of a dedicated processing barn with a brooder room. Currently, it takes them more time to move, prep and set up all processing equipment than it does to actually […]

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2018 Recipient: Ruby Brown Farm

Rick Rhinehart, Ruby Brown Farm $6,000—Pasture Raised Beef Ruby Brown Farm will be expanding their freezer beef operation by building a dedicated 12’ x 16’ storage building to house 2 commercial freezers for beef. As the reputation for their quality beef has been building in the community, the demand for their product has risen. With […]

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2018 Recipient: Morgan Branch Red Angus

Martin Morgan, Morgan Branch Red Angus $6,000—Corn and Grass Field Chopper Martin Morgan will purchase a specialized piece of harvesting equipment—a corn and grass field chopper. The chopper cuts and chops green corn or grass into small pieces and deposits the feed into a truck to be transported to the farm to be stockpiled, covered, […]

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2018 Recipient: Crawford Acres

  Chris and Michelle Crawford, Crawford Acres $6,000 — Vineyard Expansion and Diversification Crawford Acres will expand their grape plantings by 472 vines and diversify their crop with three new varieties of grapes. Their grant will pay for new vines, soil amendments, trellising and tools. By expanding to 3 to 5 acres and diversifying their […]

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2018 Recipient: Goforth Livestock

  Charles Edward “Trip” Goforth, Goforth Livestock $6,000 — Improving Beef Profits with TMR Feeding  Trip Goforth will purchase a specialized piece of feeding equipment—a vertical mixer or TMR (Total Mixes Ration) mixer for his 40-head cow/calf beef operation. Trip currently feeds his cattle with a free choice mix of farm-raised harvested commodities consisting of […]

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2018 Recipient: Lambert Farms

Danny and Krista Lambert, Lambert Farms $6,000—Wood Chips and Manure Composting The Lamberts will be employing a wood chip/manure composting system on their farm to support the production of sustainably raised grass-fed beef, pastured chickens, pastured pork and pastured eggs. They will purchase a wood-chipper, a manure spreader and additional pigs to create an on-farm […]

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2018 Recipient: Mission Valley Farms

  Deborah Witt Anderson, Mission Vallley Farms $6,000 — Efficient Drip Irrigation and UV Water Purification for FSMA In order to expand, diversify, meet the requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act and to continue farming, Deborah will be purchasing a new irrigation pump, sand filters, a fertilizer injector, and a ultraviolet (UV) water […]

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2018 Recipient: Countryside Berries

Theresa Jaynes, Countryside Berries $6,000—Muscadine Project With the goal of doubling farm sales in two years, Countryside Berries will diversify their u-pick berry farm with the addition of muscadines. To do this, they will be purchasing 48 muscadine plants (6 varieties), shelter tubes, fertilizer, mulch, a row side mulcher, posts, wire, lime and irrigation tubing. […]

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