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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 >>

2015 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level. WNC Agricultural Options presented 31 farm businesses a total of $168,000 in grants on Thursday at … View >>

East Fork Farm brings back the gristmill

Once a thriving method for processing grain, communal gristmills have all but disappeared, supplanted by large commercial versions. Stephen Robertson of East Fork Farm is working to bring back the old ways by restoring an antique mill. (Read More) — … View >>

WNC AgOptions announces 2014 grant recipients

Amid the gentle hills and rolling pastures that surround the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, local farmers left their work behind on Thursday, Feb. 27, to attend the WNC Agricultural Options 2014 Award Ceremony. (Read … View >>

Grant funding opportunity for WNC farmers

WNC Agricultural Options’ 10th annual grant cycle is under way. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will award a total of $153,000 to diversifying farmers in western North Carolina in 2014. Farmers have until Dec. … View >>