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 >>

East Fork Farm brings back the gristmill

Once a thriving method for processing grain, communal gristmills have all but disappeared, supplanted by large commercial versions. Stephen Robertson of East Fork Farm is working to bring back the old ways by restoring an antique mill. (Read More) — … 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Grant opportunities for farmers

FOREST CITY — 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 … 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 >>

Grant Opportunity for WNC Farmers

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 December 13 to submit … View >>

Three Avery farmers receive WNC AgOptions grants

Three farmers received grants totaling $15,000 from North Carolina Cooperative Extension for projects designed to diversify their operations in 2013. In total, 28 farmers in Western North Carolina received grants totaling $148,500. The three Avery County recipients were Jack Wiseman … View >>