2008 Recipient: Scott Paquin – Firefly Farm

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Livestock

Scott Paquin, co-owner of Firefly Farm in Yancey County, is raising a heritage breed of cattle so that he can sell natural grass-fed beef to his Community Supported Agriculture customers.

He uses a rotational grazing system for his cattle. 2008 is the second year Scott received a grant — in 2006 he broadly diversified his organic vegetable farm.

Scott Paquin
Firefly Farm

"It’s been nice to have something there to help us along as we have incrementally grown the farm," Scott said about the grant. "We’ve been able to see tangible returns on the investment. It tuly is seed money that allows us to see a project grow."

Yancey County

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