2008 Recipient: Ronnie Sparks

Ronnie Sparks of Mitchell County is a lifetime farmer who has created a diverse operation of vegetables and boxwoods as he transitions from tobacco. With the grant, he is expanding his boxwood production. Ronnie anticipates 2008 to be his final … View >>

2004 Farm: Donald Miller

  D. Miller has grown tobacco since 1970 and is looking to diversify his income in the next 3 years by selling boxwoods. Donald used his grant to purchase boxwoods seedlings ready for the field in addition to fertilizer. Income … View >>

2004 Farm: Ronnie Sparks

  R. Sparks has grown tobacco since 1965 but with the decline in income he is looking to diversity into nursery plant production. Ronnie used his grant money to transition one acre of tobacco into one acre of boxwoods starters. … View >>