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2024 Topics

In February 2024 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 29 farm businesses a total of $236,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. One of the farm businesses received $4,000 and 28 received $8,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2023 Topics

In February 2023 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 31 farm businesses a total of $244,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. One of the farm businesses received $4,000 and 30 received $8,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2022 Topics

In February 2022 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 39 farm businesses a total of $304,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Two of the farm businesses received $4,000 and 37 received $8,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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; On-Site Hatchery — … View >>

2017 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Cherokee — Grant Award: $6,000; Two Crows Farm; Woody Ham; Agritourism and Retail Expansion — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Miller’s Choose and Cut; Joey and Kelley Miller; Farm … View >>

2016 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Mitchell — Grant Award: $6,000; Altapass Orchard; Starli McDowell; Serving the Good Stuff Lunch Wagon — GO >> Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Greene Family Tree Farm; Burl Greene; Diversification of … View >>

2015 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Yancey — Grant Award: $6,000; The Mushroom Hut at Fox Farm; Alan and Susan Fox; Growing On-Farm Agritourism and Sales — GO >> Bees McDowell — Grant Award: $6,000; Mikell’s Farm; … View >>

2014 Topics

  County — Award; Farm; Recipient(s); Project Name Agritourism Madison — Grant Award: $6,000; East Fork Farm; Stephen & Dawn Robertson; Gristmill — GO >> Henderson — Grant Award: $6,000; North River Farms; Ronnie Davis; Sorghum Molasses and Agritourism — … View >>

2013 Topics

County — Award, Farm, Recipient(s), Project Name   Apples Watauga — Grant Award: $6,000; Coffey’s Orchard at Coffey Grounds; Nancy Coffey Moretz; Increasing Farm Sustainability with Better Storage and Marketing Space — GO >> Bees Macon — Grant Award: $6,000; … View >>

2012 Topics

County; Award; Farm/Group: Recipient Name; Project Name Agri-Tourism Cherokee; Grant Award: $3,000; Fir Heaven’s Sake Tree Farm: Rickey and Judi Postell; Gift Shop and Sleigh Ride Scenery — GO >> Aquaculture Buncombe; Grant Award: $6,000; Wildwood Herbal: Alan and Seth … View >>