Category:  Press Releases

 

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 total of $229,000 to western North Carolina farmers in 2018. This amount is the most […]

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2018 WNC AgOptions Grant Application

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2017 Farm Grant Recipients Reflect Strength of WNC Diversified Ag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 6, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Farm grant recipients reflect strength of WNC diversified ag WNC AgOptions recipients receive $201,000 in small farm grants to diversify operations ASHEVILLE, N.C.­—Recipients of 2017 farm grants reflect the growing strength of the diversified […]

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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 is Nov. 14. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has notified WNC AgOptions leaders that […]

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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 are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural […]

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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 Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. Farm projects include a poultry house […]

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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; 50-acre USDA Certified Organic farm in Cherokee County using innovative weed control tool; Boone ginseng […]

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Projects show WNC farms’ potential for large volume production

2015 WNC AgOptions recipients include: Sylva vegetable farm expanding to 60 acres, including tracts in Asheville; 50-acre USDA Certified Organic farm in Cherokee County using innovative weed control tool; Boone ginseng grower with large-volume aspirations; and Marshall sheep dairy farmer unique to region. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 13, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, […]

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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 by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. Funded projects […]

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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 the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent  ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Western North Carolina farmers now have the […]

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