2008 Recipient: Matt Rhea – Cold Mountain Trout Company

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Agritourism

Matt Rhea, owner of Cold Mountain Trout Company in Haywood County, is attracting visitors to his farm by constructing a demonstration stream, fishing area, hiking trail and picnic tables.

He is also creating educational opportunities, especially for school children. The additional agritourism income helps him recover from losses due to the drought of 2007.

Matt Rhea
Cold Mountain Trout Company

"This grant is enabling me to open my farm to the public," Matt said. "It’s providing a venue so that the public can come and use my trout farm."

See www.coldmountaintroutcompany.com

Haywood County

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