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2021 Program

View the 2021 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 AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland … 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 Counties

Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2) :: Buncombe (5) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (1) :: Cherokee (2) :: Clay (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (1) :: Haywood (3) :: Henderson (3) … View >>

2019 Topics

In February 2019 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses grants totaling $216,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Six of the farm businesses received $3,000, and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is … View >>

2019 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2)  ::  Buncombe (4)  ::  Burke (1)  ::  Caldwell (2)  ::  Cherokee (1) Cleveland (2)  ::  EBCI (2)  ::  Haywood (2)  ::  Henderson (3) Macon (1)  ::  Madison (5) … View >>

2019 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2019 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 >>

2018 Counties

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

2018 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — Grant Award: $3,000; The Farmer’s Hands; Sebastiaan Zijp; Teaching and Event Shelter — GO >> Aquaculture Transylvania — Grant Award: $6,000; Cantrell Creek Trout Farm, LLC; Rye and Cyndi … View >>

2018 Program

Click here to see a list of the 2018 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 >>