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2010 Recipient: Dwain Swing & Cynthia Sharpe

Dwain Swing & Cynthia Sharpe: OakMoon Farm & Creamery Goat Husbandry & Cheese-making Workshops Expansion Grant Award: $9,000 Cynthia and Dwain are growing the scope of their cheese-making and goat husbandry workshop sessions. They are improving the supporting farm infrastructure … View >>

2010 Recipient: David Mackey

David Mackey Beef Freezers Grant Award: $3,000 David and his family are establishing direct sales of their natural and hormone-free beef and pork. They have a relationship with a processing facility that will butcher, wrap and deliver the finished product … View >>

2010 Recipient: Annie Martin, Mountain Moss

Annie Martin, Mountain Moss Green Alternatives for WNC Farmers: Eco-friendly Mosses Grant Award: $3,000 Annie is establishing a moss nursery to meet the expected demand for eco-friendly mosses in sustainable landscaping projects. To grow her business, which designs and installs … View >>

2010 Recipient: Danny Miller

Danny Miller Choose and Cut Grant Award: $6,000 Danny and his family are opening a choose-and-cut operation this year to sell trees that they started planting in 2004. They are building a wooden farm building for use as a gift … View >>

2010 Recipient: David Tucker

David Tucker New River Corn Maze & Dark Mountain Choose & Cut Grant Award: $6,000 David is converting five acres of hay land into a corn maze and one acre into a pick-your-own pumpkin and ornamental gourds patch. He is … View >>