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2011 Recipient: Rick and Karen Jordan

Rick and Karen Jordan Deerwood Nursery and Farms Grant Award: $3,000 — Produce and Poultry Cooler The Jordans are diversifying their nursery operations to include vegetable and poultry ventures. The addition of a walk-in cooler allows them to further expand … View >>

2011 Recipient: Steven Beltram

Steven Beltram Balsam Gardens Grant Award: $3,000 — Pastured Raised Poultry Processing Equipment The addition of an on-farm processing facility for pastured raised poultry allows Balsam Gardens to increase their production from 150 chickens to 600 a year as well … View >>

2011 Recipient: Randy & Megan Smith

Randy and Megan Smith Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Pasture Poultry Expansion The Smiths are expanding their pasture poultry operation on their fourth-generation farm. With the addition of two pastured poultry pens, they will triple their proven … View >>

2009 Recipient: Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts Pasture Poultry & Compost – Grant Award: $3,000 Shannon started this project because he decided, “If I’m going to stay in business, I’m going to have to change.” Shannon has raised cattle all of his life, and grew … View >>

2004 Farm: Joe and Lee Tuttle

  Joe and Lee Tuttle purchased Queens Produce and Berry farm in 2003. The customer demand and inquiries from both the farm and the produce stand usually indicate which crops to expand. One such request for the Tuttle’s has been … View >>

2004 Farm: Kendy Sawyer and Bob Hines

  Kendy is expanding her farm operation into the sales of Dominique chicken production. Kendy is building a portable pen to raise exhibition and homestead quality birds for hatching eggs, eating eggs, and meat for sale. Expected income totals Grant … View >>

2004 Farm: Wayne Uffleman

  W. Uffelman is a full time farmer at Blue Hill Farm. His primary crop has been tobacco, but he has transitioned into vegetable and egg production. Wayne would like to continue to farm for a living and is looking … View >>