2024 Application Cycle Closed
Check back in February 2024 for Awards Announcement!
In February 2023 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 31 farm businesses a total of $244,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion.
One of the farm businesses received $4,000 and 30 received $8,000. 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.
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.
WNC AgOptions grantees use funding to boost profits and support communities ASHEVILLE, N.C.— This year’s grant awards will support projects that improve efficiencies on the farm to increase income, allow for growth and provide additional benefits in the communities where … View >>