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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 >>

2019 GRANTEES ANNOUNCED

Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 39 farm businesses a total of $216,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain … View >>

Funding for farm grants for next three years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018 Contact: Jennifer Ferre, (828) 252-4783, admin@wncagoptions.org; Or the local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Funding for farm grants for next three years WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 19; Application deadline Nov. 19. … View >>

WNC AgOptions announces 2018 awardees

Grants for mountain farm diversification awarded Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 43 farm businesses a total of $229,000 in Grant Award: $3,000, … View >>

Funding for Farm Grants 2018

Applications must be received at the WNC Communities office by November 17. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a … View >>

2016 Dinner

The Year-End Dinner was held on September 29th, 2016 at the Orchard at Altapass – a 2016 grant recipient. Forty three people were in attendance, including representation from 14 of the 33 projects, members of Cooperative Extension, WNC Communities and … View >>

2017 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Recipients of 2017 farm grants reflect the growing strength of the diversified agricultural system in western North Carolina. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 35 farm businesses a total of $201,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain Horticultural … View >>