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Terry Banks

$2,500 — Blueberries
Because of this grant “I will be able to prepare one of my tobacco fields for a u-pick blueberry patch.” ~ Terry Banks


Terry Banks has been farming for over 30 years. He raised 70 acres of tobacco in the 70’s and 80’s to replace dairy income. Now Terry is experiencing another shift in market demands and is looking to reduce tobacco production and grow blueberries to replace lost tobacco income. With the help of his extension agents Terry will be able to prepare for planting 900 blueberry bushes.

Expected income in the next three years $5,000.

Terry Banks is working closely with his NC Cooperative Extension Agents, Diane Ducharme, Steve Duckett, and Kenneth Reeves.

Buncombe County

Contact the Local Extension Agent