2006 Recipient: Jerry Ellison

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For the past 25 years, Jerry Ellison has raised tobacco on a piece of land that has been in his family for the past 50 years in Watauga County. This piece of land is one of the last remaining agricultural fields still actively farmed in Vilas, NC.

Jerry has used the WNC Ag Options grant to experiment in pumpkin production as a viable alternative for his farm.

Jerry Ellison

Wautauga County

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