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2021 Program

View the 2021 recipients. See a list of the 2021 recipients (pdf file). 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 … View >>

2021 Topics

In February 2021 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 38 farm businesses a total of $219,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Three of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 35 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2021 Counties

Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (1) :: Buncombe (3) :: Burke (1) :: Clay (3) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (1) :: Haywood (6) :: Henderson (3) Jackson (4) :: Macon (2) :: … View >>

2020 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2020 recipients. 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 … View >>

2020 Topics

In February 2020 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 40 farm businesses a total of $216,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Eight of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 32 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2020 Counties

Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2) :: Buncombe (5) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (1) :: Cherokee (2) :: Clay (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (1) :: Haywood (3) :: Henderson (3) … View >>

2019 Topics

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 … View >>

2019 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2)  ::  Buncombe (4)  ::  Burke (1)  ::  Caldwell (2)  ::  Cherokee (1) Cleveland (2)  ::  EBCI (2)  ::  Haywood (2)  ::  Henderson (3) Macon (1)  ::  Madison (5) … View >>

2019 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2019 recipients. 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 … View >>

2018 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (3) :: Buncombe (4) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (1) :: Cherokee (2) :: Clay (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (2) :: Haywood (3) :: Henderson (1) … View >>

2018 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — Grant Award: $3,000; The Farmer’s Hands; Sebastiaan Zijp; Teaching and Event Shelter — GO >> Aquaculture Transylvania — Grant Award: $6,000; Cantrell Creek Trout Farm, LLC; Rye and Cyndi … View >>

2018 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2018 recipients. 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 … View >>