2019 Topics

In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is … View >>

2019 List of Grant Recipients

County Award Farm Project Name Topic Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Tucker Hollow Farms Bedding and Propagation Greenhouse Greenhouse Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Skye2Farm LLC Skye Lavender Farm Venue Agritourism Buncombe Grant Award: $6,000 Addison Farms Vineyard Crush, Cold Storage and … View >>

2019 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2)  ::  Buncombe (4)  ::  Burke (1)  ::  Caldwell (2)  ::  Cherokee (1) Cleveland (2)  ::  EBCI (2)  ::  Haywood (2)  ::  Henderson (3) Macon (1)  ::  Madison (5) … View >>

2019 Program

Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 … View >>

2018 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — Grant Award: $3,000; The Farmer’s Hands; Sebastiaan Zijp; Teaching and Event Shelter — GO >> Aquaculture Transylvania — Grant Award: $6,000; Cantrell Creek Trout Farm, LLC; Rye and Cyndi … View >>

2018 List of Grant Recipients

  County Award Farm Project Name Avery Grant Award: $3,000 Hall’s Hill Farm Greenhouse Expansion/Extension  GO>> Avery Grant Award: $3,000 Haw Mtn. Nursery Growing Fraser Firs in Outdoor Beds with Additional Light  GO>> Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Daintrey Trees AVB … View >>

2018 Program

  In February 2018 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 43 farm businesses grants totaling $229,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Nine of the farm business received $3,000, one received $4,000 and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco … View >>

2018 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (3) :: Buncombe (4) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (1) :: Cherokee (2) :: Clay (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (2) :: Haywood (3) :: Henderson (1) … View >>

2017 Counties

    Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (1) :: Buncombe (5) :: Caldwell (2) :: Cherokee (3) Clay (1) :: Cleveland (2) :: Graham (1) Haywood (1) :: Henderson (2) :: Madison (5) McDowell (1) … View >>

2017 List of Grant Recipients

2017 WNC AgOptions Awardees   County Award Farm Project Name Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Trosly Farm High Tunnel Season Extension GO>> Buncombe Grant Award: $6,000 The Culinary Gardener BSC Tractor and Implements Upgrade GO>> Buncombe Grant Award: $6,000 S.D. Morgan … View >>

2017 Program

In February 2017 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 35 farm businesses grants totaling $201,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Three of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 32 received Grant Award: $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm … View >>

2017 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Cherokee — Grant Award: $6,000; Two Crows Farm; Woody Ham; Agritourism and Retail Expansion — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Miller’s Choose and Cut; Joey and Kelley Miller; Farm … View >>

2016 Recipients

In February 2016 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 33 farm businesses grants totaling $177,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion.… View >>

List of 2016 WNC AgOptions Recipients

County Award Farm Project Name Avery Grant Award: $6,000.00  Gragg Farms BRG Angus Local Grown Meat Production Buncombe Grant Award: $6,000.00  Morgan Branch Red Angus Commodity By-Product Mixer Buncombe Grant Award: $3,000.00  Patchwork Urban Farms LLC Cold Storage Establishment Buncombe Grant … View >>

2016 Program

In February 2016 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 33 farm businesses grants totaling $177,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Seven of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 26 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm … View >>

2016 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Mitchell — Grant Award: $6,000; Altapass Orchard; Starli McDowell; Serving the Good Stuff Lunch Wagon — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Greene Family Tree Farm; Burl Greene; Diversification of … View >>