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2006 Recipient: Laurie Bruce

Livestock Laurie Bruce and her family have started raising Nubian dairy goats in Clay County. The Bruce family will soon be producing fresh dairy products in their cheese-making facility funded in part by the WNC Ag Options Grant.   Clay … View >>

2005 Farm: Burson’s Corner Farm

  Burson’s Corner Farm is owned and operated by Scott and Colleen Burson. The Burson’s farm serves the Atlanta and Asheville metropolitan areas with organic vegetable starts, flowers, herbs, nursery plants and handmade soaps and lotions. The diversified farm is … View >>

2004 Farm: Qualla Berry Farms

  Karen and John are planning to expand their farm operation by producing value-added raspberry products, medicinal herbs and farm garden beauty products. Qualla Berry Farms is also open to the public for tours by appointment only. Expected income totals … View >>

2004 Farm: Kendy Sawyer and Bob Hines

  Kendy is expanding her farm operation into the sales of Dominique chicken production. Kendy is building a portable pen to raise exhibition and homestead quality birds for hatching eggs, eating eggs, and meat for sale. Expected income totals Grant … View >>