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2021 Program

farm diversification

2021 counties in NC

In February 2021 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 38 farm businesses a total of $219,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion.

Three of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 35 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the financial supporter of WNC AgOptions, which aims to build sustainable farming communities in the mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers.

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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 AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland by assisting the longevity of farm enterprises and encouraging groups of farmers to solve logistical challenges in the local agricultural system.


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2019 Dinner

The Year-End Dinner was held on November 8th, 2019 at the Addison Farms Vineyard, a 2019 WNC AgOptions grantee.. Over 50 people were in attendance, including representation from 18 of the 39 projects, members of Cooperative Extension, WNC Communities and … View >>