Category:  2005 Program


2005 Program Background

Background on the 2005 Program The Buncombe County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension initiated an effort in the summer of 2003 to obtain a grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to help stabilize and expand agricultural income and support farmland preservation. In cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, […]

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2005 Program

30 farmers were selected from 11 counties in western North Carolina to receive $2,500 grants. The grants provided partial coverage for expenses associated with their individual agricultural projects and enterprises. View the results by county or by topic. …More on the 2005 Program Agricultural Tourism: Creating a unique experience for visitors to enjoy the ambiance […]

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2005 Topics

The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission in partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension of the West District has created a program to support alternative agricultural enterprises that will help stabilize and expand agricultural income and support farmland preservation. The NC Department of Agriculture, Handmade in America and the NC Cooperative Extension have provided 30 mini-grants […]

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2005 Topic: Crop

Farms Transitioning into New Crops — Select Crop —Berries & GrapesBoxwoods & Native PlantsFruit & VegetablesFlowers, Herbs & WreathsHeirloom TomatoesLivestockTree FarmsTrout Farms to Top of Page Berries & Grapes Colby Calhoun : Strawberry production More >> The Dillingham’s : Wine grape production More >> Tim Hughes : Strawberry and raspberry production More >> Dewain and […]

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2005 Topic: Tourism

Buildings, Systems & Agri-Tourism — Select Category —Agri-TourismBuildings & MachineryPick Your Own to Top of Page Agri-Tourism   The Austin Family : Converting tobacco barn into a petting zoo More >> Michael Garland : Rental camping cabins More >> Stevie Roberts : Converting tobacco barn into horse stables More >>   to Top of Page […]

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