$2,500 — American Boxwoods
Because of this grant “I am transitioning from tobacco into boxwood production.” ~ Ronnie Sparks
R. Sparks has grown tobacco since 1965 but with the decline in income he is looking to diversity into nursery plant production. Ronnie used his grant money to transition one acre of tobacco into one acre of boxwoods starters.
Income expected in 2006.
Ronnie Sparks is working closely with his NC Cooperative Extension Agent.