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 … View >>

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 … View >>

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 … View >>

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 … View >>

2010 Farm Diversification Projects

  WNC AgOptions Awards 2010 Farm Diversification Projects Grants for local farm product sales, pioneering ventures, and alternative markets The WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded 42 farmers seed grants totaling $225,000 last month to assist them in completing farm diversification … View >>

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 Options is introducing a … View >>