Diversification project never tasted so good. Now in its eighth year, WNC AgOptions has tilled ever-deeper soil when it comes to the possibility of agricultural expansion. Administered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension and supported by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, the program grants starter money to growers who find innovative and sustainable uses for mountain farmland no longer used for tobacco (once the area’s primary cash crop). —Carolina Home + Garden, Winter 2010. Read it here.