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Grants for family farms in 2023 WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 14; Application deadline Nov. 18. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>


Recipients of 2022 farm grants reflect the strength of the agricultural system in western North Carolina by growing their farm businesses and demonstrating innovative agricultural projects Forty-one farm businesses in western North Carolina were awarded a total of $320,000 in … View >>

2021 Grantees Announced!

Farm grantees show resilience in the face of COVID WNC AgOptions grantees receive $219,000 for farm projects ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to expand, diversify and modify operations in the midst of a pandemic. WNC Agricultural … View >>


Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 40 farm businesses a total of $216,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants. Funded projects include one of … View >>

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 >>

2019 Grants for Mountain Farm Diversification Awarded

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent WNC AgOptions Announces 2019 Awardees MILLS RIVER, N.C.—Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to … View >>