2019 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2019 recipients. 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 goal of WNC … View >>

Grants for diversifying farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; jenniferferre@wnccommunities.org Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Grants for diversifying farms WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 14; Application deadline Nov. 15. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC … View >>

Grant Cycle Open for 2020

Intent to apply deadline Oct. 14, 2019 Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019 WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing … View >>

2019 Topics

In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is … View >>

2019 List of Grant Recipients

County Award Farm Project Name Topic Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Tucker Hollow Farms Bedding and Propagation Greenhouse Greenhouse Avery Grant Award: $6,000 Skye2Farm LLC Skye Lavender Farm Venue Agritourism Buncombe Grant Award: $6,000 Addison Farms Vineyard Crush, Cold Storage and … View >>

2019 County: Madison

– Dry Ridge Farm: Laying Hen Expansion
– Jenkins Angus Farm: AI Cattle Working System
– Highgate Farm: Post Harvest Cure and Storage Shed
– Mountain Harvest Organics: Pizza Farm
– Carolina Flowers: Dahlia Crop Expansion … View >>