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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 businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   Select a Topic to […]

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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 as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   Topic/County Award Farm Recipient(s) Project […]

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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 as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   Topic/County Award Farm Recipient(s) Project […]

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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 as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   Topic/County Award Farm Recipient(s) Project […]

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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 of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   Topic/County Award […]

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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 $6,000 and 19 received $3,000. Community groups received varying amounts totaling $92,000. Projects increase the […]

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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 sustainability of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers. Select a […]

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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 as well as demonstrate exemplary practices & successful techniques to the agricultural community. Select a […]

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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 the AgOptions program, now in its fourth year. The agricultural extension agents work closely with […]

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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 received $6,000. Community groups each received $8,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses […]

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