2009 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2009 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, info@wncagoptions.org or your local Cooperative Extension Center. Media Packet 2009 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced Farmers diversify farms, try local markets to remain viable MARSHALL — Nearly 50 … Read More

WNC AgOptions announces 2010 funding cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2009 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, info@wncagoptions.org or your local Cooperative Extension Center.     WNC AgOptions Announces 2010 Funding Cycle Mountain farmers eligible for funds to diversify operations Grants totaling $225,000 are … Read More

2009 Media Packet

Media Packet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2009 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, info@wncagoptions.org or your local Cooperative Extension Center. 2009 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced Farmers Diversify Farms, Try Local Markets to Remain Viable MARSHALL — Nearly 50 … Read More

Media: 2008 Central Mountains

Central Mountains "My husband Isaiah and I want to move from being part-time to full-time farmers," said Annie Perkinson, co-owner of Buncombe County’s Flying Cloud Farm, which has grown steadily since 2000. "That means extending the season so we can … Read More

Media: 2008 High Country

High Country 2008 is the second year that Scott Paquin, owner of Firefly Farm in Yancey County, has received an AgOptions grant. In 2006 he broadly diversified his organic vegetable farm with the grant. This year, he will be adding … Read More

Media: 2008 Western Counties

Western Counties In Haywood County, John and Lisa Leatherwood will add rhododendrons to their tomato and cattle farm. Rhodos are new to the Leatherwoods and can be an expensive operation to start. But vegetables do not always have as secure … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

2006 Workshops

WNC Whole-Farm Planning Workshop Series 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 … Read More