Three farmers received grants totaling $15,000 from North Carolina Cooperative Extension for projects designed to diversify their operations in 2013. In total, 28 farmers in Western North Carolina received grants totaling $148,500. The three Avery County recipients were Jack Wiseman … View >>
Western North Carolina farmers received $148,500 in WNC Agricultural Options grants to diversify their farm businesses in the 2013 growing season (Read more). —High Country Press, January 30, 2013
Grants boost farm profits, sustain businesses for future generations. Projects include hydroponic fodder system, micropropagation lab and no-till equipment. —Mountain Xpress, January 30, 2013. (Read more).
Appalachian Botanical Alliance will pioneer a program for medicinal-herb growers. What the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) has done for the appreciation and consumption of local food, the Appalachian Botanical Alliance hopes to do for medicinal herb growers. —Carolina Home … View >>
Small farmers needing help might just find the financial boost they need through WNC Agricultural Options. The group this year will award $150,000 to 35 or so farm businesses and farmer-led groups. Smoky Mountain News, November 9, 2011. (Read more).