2019 Grants for mountain farm diversification awarded

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent WNC AgOptions announces 2019 awardees MILLS RIVER, N.C.—Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to … View >>

Funding for farm grants for next three years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Funding for farm grants for next three years WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 19; Application deadline Nov. 19. … View >>

Funding for Farm Grants 2018

Applications must be received at the WNC Communities office by November 17. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a … View >>

2017 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Recipients of 2017 farm grants reflect the growing strength of the diversified agricultural system in western North Carolina. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 35 farm businesses a total of $201,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain Horticultural … View >>

Funding for Farm Grants 2017 & 2018

Application deadline Nov. 14. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. The program helps offset farmers’ risk of starting ventures or growing new operations with $3,000 and $6,000 grants. The application deadline … View >>

2016 Grants for Mountain Farm Diversification Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 01, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Grants for mountain farm diversification awarded WNC AgOptions announces 2016 awardees MILLS RIVER, N.C.—Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina … View >>

2016 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 33 farm businesses a total of $177,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain … View >>

2015 Farm Grants

Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level. 2015 WNC AgOptions recipients include: Sylva vegetable farm expanding to 60 acres, including tracts in Asheville; … View >>

2015 WNC AgOptions Grant Application

WNC Agricultural Options 2015 Application for Individual Farm Businesses Download the 2015 application here in WORD and PDF  Instructions for Applying  Thank you for your interest in the WNC Agricultural Options Program. WNC AgOptions builds sustainable farming communities in our mountain region … View >>

Applications for 2015 farm grants available

Guaranteed funding for farm grants for next two years WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 24, 2014; application deadline Nov. 21, 2014; Farmers can also apply in fall 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday October 3, 2014 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org Or … View >>

WNC AgOptions 2014 Awardees Announced

WNC AgOptions 2014 award ceremony marks 10 year anniversary Grants for on-farm store for freezer beef; spader equipment that improves soil conditions; solar hot water system at new dairy Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. … View >>

Applications for 2014 farm grants available

Grant opportunity for Western North Carolina farmers WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Nov. 1; application deadline Dec. 13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture … View >>