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2020 Recipient: Springhouse Farm

Amy Fiedler, Springhouse Farm Permanent Bed System/Cut Flower Production Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 To diversify the farm and create a more profitable revenue stream, Amy added cut flowers to her operation in 2017. After two years of successful growing and … View >>

2020 Recipient: Longview Farm

Roy Joseph Bledsoe, Longview Farm Improvements to Cattle Business Grant Award: $6,000 A former tobacco farmer who stopped growing tobacco in 2004, Mr. Bledsoe has been concentrating on selling cattle and is looking to improve practices on the farm. With … View >>

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: 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 >>

2019 Recipient: Mountainwise Farm

Casy Jordaan, Mountainwise Farm Wash, Pack and Storage Facility Grant Award: $3,000 Having recently moved their farming operation from leased to owned land, Mountainwise Farm has improved the infrastructure on their new farm location by converting an existing building into … View >>

2019 Recipient: Heartwood Farms

Sarah Beth Hopton, Heartwood Farms Ltd Rabbitry Grant Award: $6,000 Heartwood Farms constructed an integrated, closed loop rabbitry and vermiculture barn and system. After two years of market testing a variety of livestock, they have determined that raising heritage meat … View >>

2019 Recipient: Full Moon Farm

Kara Dodson and Jacob Crigler, Full Moon Farm Paperpot Transplanter Grant Award: $3,000 Full Moon Farm purchased a specialty piece of equipment called a Paper Pot Transplanter. Rather than having to pop out plant starts by hand and place into … View >>

2019 Recipient: 3M Livestock

Gregory Miller, 3M Livestock Diversifying to Goats and Sheep Grant Award: $6,000 In order to diversify his cow/calf operation, Greg put up field fencing and removed the barbed wire to introduce goats and sheep to his herd. Since not all … View >>

2019 Recipient: Trebuchet Hill

Julia and John McIntyre, Trebuchet Hill Cucumber Beetle Suppression with Alternative Row Cover and Introduced Pollinators Grant Award: $6,000 Trecuchet Hill has been producing small batch organic artisanal pickles since 2016. Because of their popularity and demand, plans are to … View >>

2018 Recipient: Green Dragon Ginseng

Todd Combs, Green Dragon Ginseng Ginseng Seed Production Grant Award: $6,000 To meet demand for ginseng seed for commercial-scale planting, Todd is augmenting his current ginseng production with seed production and harvest to establish the first viable North Carolina seed … View >>

2018 Recipient: Against the Grain

Holland Whitesides and Andrew Bryant, Against the Grain Winter Pack Shed and Apprentice Kitchen Grant Award: $6,000 Against the Grain has built an insulated kitchen and winter pack shed as an attachment to their existing sorghum boiler shed (built with … View >>

2017 Recipient: The Lily Patch Farm

Susan Owen and Charles Coffey, The Lily Patch Farm Expanding Organic Production of Pawpaws Grant Award: $6,000 Susan expanded her current pawpaw production by planting additional trees, doubling the size of her orchard so that she is more than halfway … View >>