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2011 Recipient: Charles Church

Charles Church Watauga River Farms Grant Award: $3,000 — Vegetable Expansion Charles is improving his mixed vegetable operation with a new well, drip irrigation system and plastic mulch. By using plastic, he is saving labor with weed reduction. He currently … View >>

2011 Recipient: Ryan Wiebe

Ryan Wiebe Wiebe Farmin’ Grant Award: $3,000 – Well Establishment, Drip Irrigation and Fertigation Ryan is expanding his current operation with the addition of a complete farm irrigation system setup, allowing him to make the most of his four acres … View >>

2011 Recipient: Billy Bryant

Billy Bryant Bryant Farms Grant Award: $6,000 – Produce Expansion Billy anticipates diversifying his tobacco and tomato operation with a variety of produce in future years. The first step is to acquire his own drip irrigation system and plastic laying … View >>