2016 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 33 farm businesses a total of $177,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain … View >>

2015 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level. WNC Agricultural Options presented 31 farm businesses a total of $168,000 in grants on Thursday at … View >>

2015 Farm Grants

Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level. 2015 WNC AgOptions recipients include: Sylva vegetable farm expanding to 60 acres, including tracts in Asheville; … View >>

WNC AgOptions announces 2014 grant recipients

Amid the gentle hills and rolling pastures that surround the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, local farmers left their work behind on Thursday, Feb. 27, to attend the WNC Agricultural Options 2014 Award Ceremony. (Read … View >>

WNC AgOptions 2014 Awardees Announced

WNC AgOptions 2014 award ceremony marks 10 year anniversary Grants for on-farm store for freezer beef; spader equipment that improves soil conditions; solar hot water system at new dairy Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. … View >>

Grant funding opportunity for WNC farmers

WNC Agricultural Options’ 10th annual grant cycle is under way. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will award a total of $153,000 to diversifying farmers in western North Carolina in 2014. Farmers have until Dec. … View >>

2013 Year-End Dinner

  The dinner was hosted by 2013 WNC AgOptions recipient Addison Farms Vineyard at the farm’s new winery. Pizza Love baked pizzas with ingredients from local farms, including sausage from Calee’s Coops. Other food at the dinner included: salad greens from Walnut Cove Farms, cheese … View >>

Farm grants available

WNC Agricultural Options’ 10th annual grant cycle is underway. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will award a total of $153,000 to diversifying farmers in Western North Carolina in 2014. Farmers have until Dec. 13 … View >>