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 >>

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 >>

2017 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Cherokee — Grant Award: $6,000; Two Crows Farm; Woody Ham; Agritourism and Retail Expansion — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Miller’s Choose and Cut; Joey and Kelley Miller; Farm … View >>

2016 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Mitchell — Grant Award: $6,000; Altapass Orchard; Starli McDowell; Serving the Good Stuff Lunch Wagon — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Greene Family Tree Farm; Burl Greene; Diversification of … View >>

2015 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Yancey — Grant Award: $6,000; The Mushroom Hut at Fox Farm; Alan and Susan Fox; Growing On-Farm Agritourism and Sales — GO >> Bees McDowell — Grant Award: $6,000; Mikell’s Farm; … View >>

2014 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — Grant Award: $6,000; East Fork Farm; Stephen & Dawn Robertson; Gristmill — GO >> Henderson — Grant Award: $6,000; North River Farms; Ronnie Davis; Sorghum Molasses and Agritourism — … View >>

2013 Topics

County — Award, Farm, Recipient(s), Project Name   Apples Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Coffey’s Orchard at Coffey Grounds; Nancy Coffey Moretz; Increasing Farm Sustainability with Better Storage and Marketing Space — GO >> Bees Macon — Grant Award: $6,000; … View >>

2012 Topics

County; Award; Farm/Group: Recipient Name; Project Name Agri-Tourism Cherokee; Grant Award: $3,000; Fir Heaven’s Sake Tree Farm: Rickey and Judi Postell; Gift Shop and Sleigh Ride Scenery — GO >> Aquaculture Buncombe; Grant Award: $6,000; Wildwood Herbal: Alan and Seth … View >>

2011 Topics

County: Award; Farm/ Group; Recipient Name; Project Agri-Tourism Yancey: $6000; Green Toe Ground; Nicole DelCogliano; Fine Dining on the Farm — GO >> Beef Jackson: $3000; Noland Farm Place; David Noland; Improving Genetics and Structure — GO >> Madison: $3000; … View >>

2010 Topics

  County: Farm Name; Recipient Name; Project Agritourism Mitchell: Harrell Hill Farms; Doug Harrell; Increased Agri-Tourism & Produce Production — GO >> Watauga: Danny Miller; Choose and Cut — GO >> Mitchell: OakMoon Farm & Creamery; Cynthia Sharpe; Goat Husbandry … View >>

2009 Topics

  County: Recipient Name; Project Description Agritourism Buncombe: Janet Shisler Peterson, Cloud 9 Farm; Sustainable Sawmilling — GO >> Graham: Scott Boxberger, Stoney Hollow Farms & Stephanie Loafman, Five Sisters; Farm Kitchen — GO >> Jackson: Marsha Crites, Harvest Moon … View >>

2009 Topics

  County: Recipient Name; Project Description Agritourism Buncombe: Janet Shisler Peterson, Cloud 9 Farm; Sustainable Sawmilling — GO >> Graham: Scott Boxberger, Stoney Hollow Farms & Stephanie Loafman, Five Sisters; Farm Kitchen — GO >> Jackson: Marsha Crites, Harvest Moon … View >>

2008 Topics

  Agritourism Chris Owen: Creamery Renovations — GO >> Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >> Matt Rhea: Trout Farm — GO >> Beekeeping Diane Almond: Blueberries, Bees & Heather — GO >> Kate Gieger & Tom Dierolf: … View >>