2019 Topics

County Award Farm Project Name Topic Avery $6,000 Skye2Farm LLC Skye Lavender Farm Venue Agritourism Burke $6,000 “Pick Dee’s Berries” at Skydance Farm “Park and Potty” Agritourism Infrastructure for “You-Pick” Berry Farm Agritourism Madison $6,000 Mountain Harvest Organics Pizza Farm … View >>

2018 Topics

    In February 2018 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 43 farmers grants totaling $229,000 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Nine of the farm businesses received $3,000, one received $4,000, and 33 received $6,000. Projects increase the … View >>

2017 Topics

  In February 2017 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 35 farmers grants totaling $201,000 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Three of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 32 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm … View >>

2016 Topics

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

2015 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Yancey — $6,000; The Mushroom Hut at Fox Farm; Alan and Susan Fox; Growing On-Farm Agritourism and Sales — GO >> Bees McDowell — $6,000; Mikell’s Farm; Sharren Mikell; Bee Farm … View >>

2014 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — $6,000; East Fork Farm; Stephen & Dawn Robertson; Gristmill — GO >> Henderson — $6,000; North River Farms; Ronnie Davis; Sorghum Molasses and Agritourism — GO >> Beef Cattle … View >>

2013 Topics

County — Award, Farm, Recipient(s), Project Name   Apples Watauga — $6,000; Coffey’s Orchard at Coffey Grounds; Nancy Coffey Moretz; Increasing Farm Sustainability with Better Storage and Marketing Space — GO >> Bees Macon — $6,000; Rabbit Creek Bee Company; … View >>

2011 Topics

County: Award; Farm/ Group; Recipient Name; Project Agri-Tourism Yancey: $6000; Green Toe Ground; Nicole DelCogliano; Fine Dining on the Farm — GO >> Beef Jackson: $3000; Noland Farm Place; David Noland; Improving Genetics and Structure — GO >> Madison: $3000; … View >>

2010 Topics

  County: Farm Name; Recipient Name; Project Agritourism Mitchell: Harrell Hill Farms; Doug Harrell; Increased Agri-Tourism & Produce Production — GO >> Watauga: Danny Miller; Choose and Cut — GO >> Mitchell: OakMoon Farm & Creamery; Cynthia Sharpe; Goat Husbandry … View >>

2009 Topics

  County: Recipient Name; Project Description Agritourism Buncombe: Janet Shisler Peterson, Cloud 9 Farm; Sustainable Sawmilling — GO >> Graham: Scott Boxberger, Stoney Hollow Farms & Stephanie Loafman, Five Sisters; Farm Kitchen — GO >> Jackson: Marsha Crites, Harvest Moon … View >>

2008 Topics

  Agritourism Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >> Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >> Matt Rhea: Trout Farm — GO >> Beekeeping Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >> Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: … View >>

2012 Topics

County; Award; Farm/Group: Recipient Name; Project Name Agri-Tourism Cherokee; $3,000; Fir Heaven’s Sake Tree Farm: Rickey and Judi Postell; Gift Shop and Sleigh Ride Scenery — GO >> Aquaculture Buncombe; $6,000; Wildwood Herbal: Alan and Seth Salmon; Aquaponics Production — … View >>

2006 Topic: Crop

Crop Diversification Kevin Welch; Container Garden — GO >> Amy Chambers; Greenhouse — GO >> Rickey Postell; Christmas Trees — GO >> Mitch Plemmons: Wildberry Farms; Honey and Vegetables — GO >> Scott Paquin; Organics — GO >> Craig Edwards; … View >>

2006 Topic: Tourism

Agri-Tourism Tom Hare, Judith Hansen Briar Rose Farm: Berries and Tourism — GO >> Diane Cornett Deal Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm: Christmas Trees — GO >> Robert Reece: Christmas Trees and Pumpkins — GO >> Amy Ager Hickory Nut … View >>