Trosly Farm Awarded WNC AgOptions Grant

The WNC Agricultural Options program recently awarded Trosly Farm in Elk Park a grant to assist in farm diversification and marketing and distribution efforts….. “We… want to maximize the use of our [5-acre] farm and make it as productive as … View >>

Avery Farm Given Marketing Grant

The WNC Agricultural Options program recently awarded Trosly Farm in Elk Park a grant to assist in farm diversification and marketing and distribution efforts. Trosly Farm is a small family farm operated by Amos and Kaci Nidiffer. The Nidiffers are … View >>

Watauga farmers get $42,000 in grants

The Watauga County Farmers Market and six local farms received funding in the latest round of WNC AgOptions grants for farm diversification. The farmers market received $18,000 for a site analysis and expansion as the market looks for a new … View >>

Farm News for Foodies

Diversification project never tasted so good. Now in its eighth year, WNC AgOptions has tilled ever-deeper soil when it comes to the possibility of agricultural expansion. Administered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension and supported by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund … View >>

Ag Center introduces TradePost program

Jackson, ag center to lead four grant projects totaling more than $58k. Carol Lynn Jackson of Saluda and the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center under the direction of Lynn Sprague have received four grant awards, one federal and three regional, … View >>

Hop’N Blueberry Farm

The idea behind Hop’n Blueberry Farm in Black Mountain, North Carolina, is simple: take a farm that is not productive and re-imagine it. For owner Van Burnette, this re-envisioning has taken the shape of a farm that exists primarily for … View >>