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2021 County: Jackson

– Brulé Farms LLC; Tuber Melanosporum or Black Winter Perigord Truffle Orchard
– Ochre Hill Farms; Expansion Project
– Ray’s Florist & Greenhouse; Posey Patch Flower Farm
– Watkins Farm; Goat Project … View >>

2021 County: Watauga

– Daffodil Spring Farm; Scaling Up Vegetable Production through Posy-Harvest Handling and Packshed Upgrades
– Land of Milk and Honey; Honey Processing Equipment
– PLEB Urban Winery; Expanding and Protecting High Country Vineyards to New Varietals … View >>

2021 Topics

In February 2021 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 38 farm businesses a total of $219,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Three of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 35 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2021 Counties

Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (1) :: Buncombe (3) :: Burke (1) :: Clay (3) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (1) :: Haywood (6) :: Henderson (3) Jackson (4) :: Macon (2) :: … View >>

2020 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2020 recipients. Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. The ultimate goal of WNC … View >>

2020 Topics

In February 2020 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 40 farm businesses a total of $216,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Eight of the farm businesses received $3,000 and 32 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2020 Recipient: Causby Greenhouse

Jerry W. Causby, Causby Greenhouse Greenhouse Improvements Grant Award: $6,000 Once a thriving greenhouse business and an important part of the community, production at Causby Greenhouse has decreased over the past years. In order to increase production of vegetables and … View >>

2020 Recipient: D & M Apiaries

Mitch and Darlene Myers, D & M Apiaries Russian Honey Bee Expansion Program Grant Award: $6,000 Mitch and Darlene have expanded their Russian honeybee apiary in order to increase production of bees, honey and queens. The goal is to have … View >>