Farm grantees show resilience in the face of COVID WNC AgOptions grantees receive $219,000 for farm projects ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to expand, diversify and modify operations in the midst of a pandemic. WNC Agricultural … View >>
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2020 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Grant recipients reflect strength of WNC farmers WNC AgOptions grantees receive $216,000 in farm grants to expand … View >>
The Year-End Dinner was held on November 8th, 2019 at the Addison Farms Vineyard, a 2019 WNC AgOptions grantee.. Over 50 people were in attendance, including representation from 18 of the 39 projects, members of Cooperative Extension, WNC Communities and … View >>
Honey products from 2018 AgOptions grant recipient, Bee Naturally, can now be found at the gift shops for the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read the full article online at the McDowell News, Click Here
The WNC Agricultural Options recently awarded grants to 35 farm-related businesses. One of these grants is $6,000 for a planned meadery in downtown Marion. (Read more.) The McDowell News Feb. 7, 2017
For the second time, 2015 Grant Recipient Mikell’s Farm Honey has won the Annual International Black Jar Honey Contest for best SOURWOOD honey. Sourwood is the prized and well-known honey of the southern Appalachian mountains. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. The program helps offset farmers’ risk of starting ventures or growing new operations with Grant Award: $3,000 and Grant Award: $6,000 grants. The application deadline … View >>
2011 AgOptions recipient, Nicole Decogliano, is helping develop new farmer training! Organic Growers School is launching Farm Beginnings®, a yearlong farmer training course beginning on October 24th, 2015. For more information, Click Here.