2019 Recipient: Two Crows Farm

Beverly Woody Ham, Two Crows Farm Product Expansion for Third Quality Fiber Grant Award: $6,000 Two Crows Farm will diversify the application of their least profitable grade of Alpaca fiber to generate marketable products to high-end consumers who focus on … View >>

2018 Recipient: Mission Valley Farms

Deborah Witt Anderson, Mission Valley Farms Efficient Drip Irrigation and UV Water Purification for FSMA Grant Award: $6,000 In order to expand, diversify, meet the requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act and to continue farming, Deborah purchased a … View >>

2018 Recipient: Postell Hollow Farm

Josh and Brooke Postell, Postell Hollow Farm Economical Sheep Feeding Area Grant Award: $3,000 Building on a successful 2017 WNC AgOptions grant to build a sheep working/handling facility, the Postells have turned an existing slant shed into a cost saving … View >>

2017 Recipient: Two Crows Farm

Mike and Beverly Woody Ham, Two Crows Farm Agritourism and Retail Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 Woody and Mike are enhancing the agritourism element at their 29-acre alpaca farm, offering educational opportunities about fiber farming to the general public and other … View >>

2017 Recipient: Henry’s Farm

Dwight Clifton Henry, Henry’s Farm Smoky Mountain Orchard Grant Award: $6,000 Dwight added an acre of apple and pear trees to his 37-acre farm, in which he raises cattle, hogs and vegetables. He expects to generate income after the fourth … View >>

2017 Recipient: Postell Hollow Farm

Josh and Brooke Postell, Postell Hollow Farm Complete Sheep Working/Handling Facility Grant Award: $6,000 Josh and Brooke built a working facility for their Katahdin sheep for more ease and safety when handling the animals. The facility promotes efficiencies that have … View >>

2016 Recipient: Cordell Farms

Carolyn and Joe Cordell, Cordell Farms Sheep and Goat Turn Table Corral System Grant Award: $3,000 Responding to the demand for lamb and goat meat in the region, Carolyn is expanding her sheep and goat venture, increasing efficiencies with the … View >>

2015 Recipient: Miller Farms

Jon Miller, Miller Farms Kress Plastic Finger Weeder Grant Award: $6,000 Jon is enhancing weed control methods on his 50-acre USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm with the purchase of a unique tool, the KRESS plastic finger weeder. The innovative tractor … View >>

2014 Recipient: Stockbridge Farms

Zack and Jen have added cold storage units to their pastured poultry operation, which they expect will double farm revenue. They are maximizing batch sizes and can now afford to travel from Andrews to the Foothills Pilot Plant in Marion. … View >>

2013 Recipient: 4 Sons Farm

Rick and Amanda Walker, 4 Sons Farm On-Farm Poultry Processing Facility Grant Award: $6,000 The Walkers are adding an on-site poultry processing facility to their farm, with the goal of producing 450 broilers, 450 fryers and 75 turkeys in 2013, … View >>

2011 Recipient: Stephen Alan Thompson

Stephen Alan Thompson Nottely River Valley Vineyards Grant Award: $6,000 — Tasting Room and Pavilion Stephen is constructing a tasting room and pavilion for a 10-acre vineyard, planted in Vitis Vinifera and French American Hybrids. The pavilion is the focal … View >>

2011 Recipient: Timothy Davis

Timothy Davis Davis Farms Grant Award: $9,000 — Translicer for Greens With the purchase of a translicer, Timothy is diversifying his markets for 75 acres of collards, kale, turnips and mustard greens. The machine enables him to sell his products … View >>