Announcing 2013 WNC AgOptions Awardees

Grants boost farm profits, sustain businesses for future generations Projects include innovative hydroponic fodder system, micropropagation lab and no-till equipment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MILLS RIVER, NC — Western North Carolina farmers received $148,500 in WNC Agricultural … Read More

Applications for 2013 grant cycle available

Grants help mountain region’s farms succeed WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 12; application deadline Nov. 16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 333-4277,; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent … Read More

WNC farmers featured in 2012 calendars

 Proceeds benefit program that aids mountain region’s diversifying farmers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2011 PROGRAM CONTACT: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 333-4277,; MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Riley, (828) 333-4151, ASHEVILLE — The photographs and stories of more than fifty Western … Read More

Applications available for 2012 WNC AgOptions farm grants

Intent to apply deadline November 16; Application deadline December 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2011 Grant applicants should contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 333-4277,; Or their local Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Media Contact: Megan Riley, (828) 333-4151, MARSHALL … Read More

2011 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced

Grants support diverse ventures, boost local agriculture system FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2011 MARSHALL — The WNC Agricultural Options program recently awarded six community groups and 47 farmers grants totaling $326,000 to assist them in farm diversification and joint … Read More

2010 Farm Diversification Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2010 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, or your local Cooperative Extension Center. WNC AgOptions Awards 2010 Farm Diversification Projects Grants for local farm product sales, pioneering ventures, and alternative markets The WNC … Read More

New Community Grant Opportunity

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2010 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, or your local Cooperative Extension Center.     Grants to boost local agriculture system WNC AgOptions application deadline November 22   MARSHALL — WNC Agricultural … Read More