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AgOptions 2006 Economic Impact Study Primary data for this analysis was derived from original grant requests, site visits, telephone and email communication, and a three page survey administered in the late winter and early spring of 2006. Surveys on 68 projects and 74 grants were returned. Download the AgOptions Economic Impact Study >> 3MB pdf […]

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Project Summary

  The WNC AgOptions program assists farmers and their communities by strategically supporting diversified crops and/or agriculture tourism ventures. Economically viable farming operations enhance tourism and sustainable development by retaining open space and wildlife areas that draw people to area. Diversification of income sources is a solid strategy to reach this goal of economic viability. […]

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Project Justification

  Since 2004, WNC AgOptions has administered 423 grants totaling nearly $2 million, including nine community group projects, which often affect hundreds of farmers. Based on data collected from the 2009-2011 projects, the following is a snapshot of a typical WNC AgOptions recipient: He or she (grants are fairly evenly distributed between sexes) is 48 […]

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Project History

  With support from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC Agricultural Options has provided 423 grants totaling nearly $2 million, along with agribusiness training and marketing education, to farmers and community groups since 2004. In the last decade, the farm landscape of Western North Carolina changed significantly as many farmers transitioned from growing tobacco. […]

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Project Goals

  Our Mission: The Western North Carolina Agricultural Options Program builds sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying and expanding their operations. Goals and Objectives: • Assist tobacco farmers and those in tobacco-dependent communities to build economically sustainable enterprises. • Minimize financial risk in crop transition […]

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Multimedia Stories

WNC AgOptions Year-End Dinner.

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2006 Economic Impact Study

Primary data for this analysis was derived from original grant requests, site visits, telephone and email communication, and a three page survey administered in the late winter and early spring of 2006. Surveys on 68 projects and 74 grants were returned. Download the AgOptions Economic Impact Study >> 3MB pdf document

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News Archives

WNC AgOptions Press Releases in the News 2010 Roadside produce stand on honor system Go >> While produce stands are a roadside fixture in the High Country, Springhouse Farm in Vilas has a built-in advantage. Springhouse Farm has a new self-service, around the clock produce stand funded by WNC AgOptions. – Watauga Democrat, June 14, […]

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