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2021 Recipient: Jackson Farm

Marc Jackson, Jackson Farm Beef Working and Feeding Facility Grant Award: $6,000 To facilitate the success of a rotational grazing system he is initiating in partnership with a Tennessee grower, Marc intends to build a working and loading facility where … View >>

2021 Recipient: Headwaters Market Garden

Savannah Salley, Headwaters Market Garden Caterpillar Tunnels for Organic Vegetable Production Grant Award: $6,000 Organic Production Having farmed successfully on leased land since 2017, Headwaters Market Garden purchased farmland in Polk County in 2020. With the goal of expanding their … View >>

2021 Recipient: Butterfly Cove Botanicals

Renea Winchester, Butterfly Cove Botanicals Medicinal Herb Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 In the wake of the COVID crisis, many people became first-time gardeners and the demand for seeds skyrocketed. There was also an increased demand for medicinal herbs, particularly elderberry … View >>

2021 Recipient: Daffodil Spring Farm

Dave Walker, Daffodil Spring Farm Scaling Up Vegetable Production Grant Award: $3,000 With the main goal of achieving greater farm revenue through diversification and resiliency, Dave will create a wash and pack line to be housed under a covered shed. … View >>

2021 Recipient: pleb urban winery

Chris Denesha, pleb urban winery Expanding and Protecting our High Country Vineyards to New Varietals Grant Award: $6,000 Working with a network of farmers, Extension agents and academic researchers, Chris’s goal is to establish western North Carolina as a unique … View >>

2021 Program

View the 2021 recipients. See a list of the 2021 recipients (pdf file). Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. The ultimate … View >>

2021 County: Buncombe

– SD Morgan Farms; Hay Accumulator and Hay Grapple
– Sporadic Farms; On Site Cold Storage Building
– Black Trumpet Farm; Increased Efficiency and Output in Gourmet Mushroom Production … View >>

2021 County: Clay

– Mountain Cheesery, LLC; Milking Room
– Brothers on Farms; Commercial Equipment/Freeze Dry Equipment
– D & M Russian Apiaries; Apiary Expansion and Equipment Upgrade … View >>