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2020 Recipient: Braswell Farms

William Dennis Braswell, Braswell Farms Cattle Handling Facilities Enhancements Grant Award: $3,000 Since he stopped growing tobacco in 2004, Mr. Braswell has been working to increase his cattle business by steadily growing his herd of Black Angus. To increase efficiency … View >>

2020 Recipient: High Country Herbs

Heather Bryant and Kris Gupton, High Country Herbs Greenhouse and Transplanter Upgrades Grant Award: $6,000 Building on their successful 2019 AgOptions grant project, High Country Herbs upgraded their greenhouse and purchased a transplanter.  With their past grant, Heather and Kris … View >>

2020 Recipient: Pine Row Farm

Jeff C. Phillips, Pine Row Farm Farm Store Grant Award: $6,000 With the help of a 2018 WNC AgOptions grant to boost their heritage hog operation, the Phillips were able to successfully expand their pork products. Since demand for their … View >>

2020 Recipient: Edmundson Produce Farm

Randy and Carolyn Edmundson, Edmundson Produce Farm Value-added Acidified Food Kitchen Grant Award: $6,000 Based on years of feedback from customers wanting to enjoy the Edmundson’s produce year round, Edmundson Produce Farm has added a permanent value-added acidified food kitchen … View >>

2020 Recipient: Full Moon Farm

Kara Dodson and Jacob Crigler, Full Moon Farm Greenhouse for Crop Propagation Grant Award: $6,000 Motivated by the success of their 2019 grant, Full Moon Farm has added a dedicated greenhouse for the propagation of all crops from seed. Until … View >>

2020 Recipient: Mountainwise Farm

Casy Jordaan, Mountainwise Farm Caterpillar Tunnels for Vegetable Production and Season Extension Grant Award: $6,000 Mountainwise Farm has added multiple additional caterpillar tunnels to their primary garden plot for the use of season extension, pest/disease control and environmental control. In … View >>