$2,500 — Rhododendron & Azaleas
“We are interested in diversifying our production to reduce risk, increase on-farm income by producing a shorter term product, and to effectively use land that is not in production or not viable for production of traditional crops.” ~ Nathaniel Maram
Nathaniel and his wife moved to Watauga County in 1998. They are interested in diversifying the production of their farm and exploring agritourism through their contacts in the Choose-N-Cut industry. The Maram’s plan is to propagate seeds of native plants to sell for landscaping purposes as plant stock.
Income would increase in years 3-5, due to the growth cycle of this project.
Nathaniel Maram is working closely with his NC Cooperative Extension Agent.