2009 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced

  2009 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced   Farmers diversify farms, try local markets to remain viable   MARSHALL — Nearly 50 farmers in the mountain region recently received funding totaling $225,000 from Western North Carolina Agricultural Options to demonstrate ways … View >>

2009 Media Packet

Farmers Diversify Farms, Try Local Markets to Remain Viable MARSHALL — Nearly 50 farmers in the mountain region recently received funding totaling $225,000 from Western North Carolina Agricultural Options to demonstrate ways to enhance farm businesses. The $3,000, $6,000 and … View >>

Media: 2008 Central Mountains

For Cathy and Andy Bennett, owners of Doubletree Farm in Madison County, the AgOptions grant is helping them keep Appalachian traditions alive. They’re using the knowledge about molasses-making they’ve gained from their neighbors Peggy and Nathan Harmon, whose ancestors made … View >>

Media: 2008 High Country

In addition to the added income, cattle on his farm give Paquin a sense of nostalgia. “We had cattle when I was real young — 8-years-old,” he said. “I always appreciate the type of energy animals give to a farm.” … View >>

2008 Workshops

WNC Whole-Farm Planning Workshop – February 2008 WNC AgOptions/USDA-RMA Community Outreach Program AgVenture Feasibility, Risky Business and Agribusiness Planning 101 What will your farm be like in 5 years? 10 years? 25 years? Attend educational agricultural-business workshop on February 15th, … View >>

2005 Workshops

2005 Marketing Opportunities for Farmers Workshops The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, hosted the 2005 Marketing Opportunities for Farmers Conference. Workshops were for current farmers or those interested in farming who wanted … View >>

2006 Workshops

WNC AgOptions/USDA-RMA Community Outreach Program AgVenture Feasibility, Risky Business and Agribusiness Planning 101 What will your farm be like in 5 years? 10 years? 25 years? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then you know that farming is … View >>