Exclusively funded by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

Applications for 2015 farm grants available

Guaranteed funding for farm grants for next two years WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 24, 2014; application deadline Nov. 21, 2014; Farmers can also apply in fall 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday October 3, 2014 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org Or … View >>

WNC AgOptions 2014 Awardees Announced

WNC AgOptions 2014 award ceremony marks 10 year anniversary Grants for on-farm store for freezer beef; spader equipment that improves soil conditions; solar hot water system at new dairy Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. … View >>

Applications for 2014 farm grants available

Grant opportunity for Western North Carolina farmers WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Nov. 1; application deadline Dec. 13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture … View >>

Announcing 2013 WNC AgOptions Awardees

Grants boost farm profits, sustain businesses for future generations Projects include innovative hydroponic fodder system, micropropagation lab and no-till equipment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MILLS RIVER, NC — Western North Carolina farmers received $148,500 in WNC Agricultural … View >>

Applications for 2013 grant cycle available

Grants help mountain region’s farms succeed WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 12; application deadline Nov. 16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Program Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 333-4277, admin@wncagoptions.org; or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent … View >>

WNC farmers featured in 2012 calendars

Proceeds benefit program that aids mountain region’s diversifying farmers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2011   PROGRAM CONTACT: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 333-4277, admin@wncagoptions.org; MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Riley, (828) 333-4151, info@wncagoptions.org ASHEVILLE — The photographs and stories of more than fifty … View >>

2011 WNC AgOptions Awardees Announced

Grants support diverse ventures, boost local agriculture system FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2011 MARSHALL — The WNC Agricultural Options program recently awarded six community groups and 47 farmers grants totaling $326,000 to assist them in farm diversification and joint … View >>

New Community Grant Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2010 Contact: Megan Riley, WNC AgOptions, (828) 333-4151, info@wncagoptions.org or your local Cooperative Extension Center. Grants to Boost Local Agriculture System WNC AgOptions application deadline November 22 MARSHALL — WNC Agricultural Options is introducing a … View >>

2010 Farm Diversification Projects

  WNC AgOptions Awards 2010 Farm Diversification Projects Grants for local farm product sales, pioneering ventures, and alternative markets The WNC Agricultural Options Program awarded 42 farmers seed grants totaling $225,000 last month to assist them in completing farm diversification … View >>