$2,500 — Produce Stand
Because of this grant “I will be able to start a road side stand to expand our current farming operation into retail sales to local community.” ~ Fred Woodby
Fred Woodby is a full time farmer who has grown tobacco for 35 years. Mr. Woodby has a number of diversified projects to generate income on his farm. In 2005 he will be opening a road side stand on main street. Mr. Woodby will raise produce to cater to both the local and Hispanic populations in the area.
In the next 2 years Mr. Woodby plans to generate $13,700.
With the support from NC Cooperative Extension agriculture agents, Claude Deyton, Stanley Holloway and Joyce Watts, Mr. Woodby will increase revenue to replace income lost from growing tobacco.