2019 Recipient: Sky2Farm

Charles King, Skye2Farm Skye Farm Lavender Venue Grant Award: $6,000 To increase production in order to meet current demand and to create a new revenue stream, Charles King will be expanding his lavender farm by 470 plants as part of … View >>

2019 Recipient: Tucker Hollow Farms

Grady “Bob” Johnson, Jr., Tucker Hollow Farms Bedding and Propagating Greenhouse Grant Award: $6,000 Bob Johnson has added a dedicated bedding and propagation greenhouse to his existing operation. The new greenhouse is allowing his farm to extend the growing season … View >>

2018 Recipient: Daintrey Trees

Adam and Bill Beuttell, Daintrey Trees Solar Greenhouse for Fraser Fir Seedlings/Transplants Grant Award: $6,000 To move away from being highly dependent on suppliers in the Pacific Northwest, the Beuttells installed a 16′ x 24′ solar powered greenhouse to grow … View >>

2018 Recipient: Hall’s Hill Farm

Wood Hall Young, III, Hall’s Hill Farm Greenhouse Expansion and Season Extension Grant Award: $3,000 To remain a sustainable operation, Hall’s Hill Farm will now be able to double CSA memberships by creatively utilizing a non-traditional hoop house for 12-month … View >>

2017 Recipient: Trosly Farm

Amos & Kaci Nidiffer, Trosly Farm High Tunnel Season Extension Grant Award: $6,000 Amos and Kaci have added a 30-foot by 72-foot high tunnel to their vegetable operation, allowing them to double their current production. With the increased volume, they … View >>

2016 Recipient: Gragg Farms

Bobby Gragg, Gragg Farms BRG Angus Local Grown Meat Production Grant Award: $6,000 Building on a successful 2010 WNC AgOptions project, Bobby has added on-farm sales of BRG Angus with the addition of a walk-in freezer. He can now store … View >>

2015 Recipient: Wards Farm

Brent Ward, Wards Farm Cattle Handling System Grant Award: $3,000 Brent is improving the safety and efficiency of his cattle farm by adding a handling system, including a covered and fenced separation area. This dedicated space allows Brent to better … View >>

2015 Recipient: Sh-Nanny-Gans

Shannonrae and Rickie Mathes, Sh-Nanny-Gans Targeted and Rotational Grazing for Goats Grant Award: $6,000 Shannonrae and Rickie are transitioning 58 acres of Fraser Firs into pasture for Boer meat goats, currently in 19 acres. The goats are rented to landowners … View >>

2014 Recipient: South Valley Nursery

  Tyler is constructing a 60-foot by 26-foot greenhouse to grow out micropropagated plants for sale. He is expanding upon his successful 2013 WNC AgOptions project for which he used tissue culture to propagate rare and endangered native species and … View >>

2013 Recipient: D & J Trees

Jack W. Wiseman, Jr., D & J Trees Momi Fir Grafting and Native Ornamental Production Grant Award: $3,000 Jack is helping solve root rot issues that Christmas tree growers commonly deal with by grafting the root-rot tolerant Momi fir species … View >>

2013 Recipient: South Valley Nursery

Tyler is building a micropropagation lab so that he can mass produce unique plants such as native orchids, which are challenging to propagate using traditional techniques. “Micropropagation is a new technology in the nursery business,” Tyler said. “This technology will … View >>

2013 Recipient: Stines Farm

Boyd Clyde Stines, Stines Farm Grant Award: $6,000 – Beef Cattle Improvement Program “Having this equipment will enable us to be better positioned in the cattle industry for many more years to come.” ~ Boyd Clyde Stines Boyd is building … View >>

2012 Recipient: BRG Angus

Bobby Gragg BRG Angus Grant Award: $6,000 — Enhanced Cattle Production Bobby is improving his cattle production system with the incorporation of grain storage bins, an auger, feed bunks and creep feeders. Grain bins enables Bobby to purchase feedstuffs at … View >>

2011 Recipient: Grady Bob Johnson, Jr.

Grady Bob Johnson, Jr. Tucker Hollow Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Berries and Honey Tucker Hollow Farm will expand their existing farm with the addition of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and 20 stands of honeybees to pollinate the berries and their … View >>