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2022 AgOptions Grant Cycle

Please check back here soon for information about how to apply for 2022 — applications are set to be released in early October. In the meantime, get in touch with your county NC Cooperative Extension agricultural agent and let them … 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 >>

2020 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 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 >>

Two Years of Funding Promised for Farm Grants

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. The program helps offset farmers’ risk of starting ventures or growing new operations with Grant Award: $3,000 and Grant Award: $6,000 grants. The application deadline … View >>