In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion.
Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the exclusive financial supporter of WNC AgOptions, which aims to build sustainable farming communities in the mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers.
Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations.
The ultimate goal of WNC AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland by assisting the longevity of farm enterprises.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Grants for Diversifying Farms WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 14, 2019; Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019. ASHEVILLE, N.C. … View >>
Intent to Apply Deadline Oct. 14, 2019 Application Deadline Nov. 15, 2019 WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing … View >>