Donald Smart, Smart Farm
Hay Loader for Beef Cattle Operation
Grant Award: $3,000
Don is establishing approximately eight acres of trellised slicer & pickling cucumbers, further diversifying his tobacco and tomato farm. With the purchase of an air blast sprayer, he is increasing the efficiency of his operation.
This expansion provides a cash flow in a typically slow part of the season so that he can continue to employ 8-10 people. Donald markets the cucumbers to a local packing company and the WNC Farmer’s Market at Asheville.