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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

2015 Topics

In February 2015 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 31 farmers grants totaling $168,000 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Six of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 25 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses … Read More

2014 Topics

In January 2014 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 29 farmers grants totaling $153,000 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Seven of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 22 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses … Read More

2013 Topics

In January 2013 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 28 farmers grants totaling $148,500 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, one received $4,500 and 21 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability … Read More

2011 Topics

In January 2011 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded six community groups and 47 farmers grants totaling $326,000 to assist them in farm diversification and joint marketing and distribution efforts. Three of the individual awardees received $9,000 grants, 25 received … Read More

2010 Topics

In February 2010 the WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded 42 farmers grants totaling $225,000 to assist them in completing farm diversification projects. Three of the producers received $9,000 grants, 27 received $6,000 and 12 received $3,000. Projects increase the economic … Read More

2009 Topics

In February 2009, the WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded $3,000 to 20 area farmers, $6,000 to 23 farmers and $9,000 to 3 farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. The funds offer incentive for farmers to improve their operations … Read More

2008 Topics

The Western North Carolina Agricultural Options Program recently awarded $5,000 to 23 area farmers and $2,500 to 14 farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Centers in the 15 western counties and Cherokee Reservation operate … Read More

2012 Topics

In January 2012 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded three community groups and 23 farmers grants totaling $150,000 to assist them in farm diversification and joint marketing and distribution efforts. Three of the farm businesses received $3,000 grants and 19 … Read More

2006 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 … Read More

2006 Topic: Crop

Farms Transitioning into New Crops — Select a Category —Agri-TourismCrop DiversificationFruits – VeggiesGreenhouse VegetablesLivestockMachineryNursery PlantsTrout Farms  Crop Diversification Kevin Welch Container Garden More >> Amy Chambers Greenhouse More >> Rickey Postell Christmas Trees More >> Mitch Plemmons Wildberry Farms Honey … Read More

2006 Topic: Tourism

Agri-Tourism, Greenhouses & Buildings, Value-Added Processing — Select a Category —Agri-TourismCrop DiversificationFruits – VeggiesGreenhouse VegetablesLivestockMachineryNursery PlantsTrout Farms  Agri-Tourism Tom Hare Judith Hansen Briar Rose Farm Berries and Tourism More >> Diane Cornett Deal Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm Christmas Trees … Read More

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 … Read More