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2013 Recipient: Dancing Doe Farm

Julie Teneralli, Dancing Doe Farm Heritage Hog Production Grant Award: $6,000 Julie is adding heritage hogs to her operation, which has been a small vegetable farm and plant nursery since 2002. She is purchasing six piglets—Large Black and the Gloucester … View >>

2013 Recipient: Ramsey Farms

James A. Ramsey, Ramsey Farms Cattle Handling Facility Grant Award: $6,000 Jimmie is purchasing cattle handling equipment to increase the poundage per animal, raising profits by $150 to $200 each. He plans to increase his herd from 40 to 80 … View >>

2013 Recipient: Payne Dairy Farm

Elymus D. Payne, Payne Dairy Farm Replacement Heifer Barn Grant Award: $6,000 Elymus is expanding to respond to the high demand for replacement heifers that have been trained to stand in headlocks. He is building a 40-foot by 100-foot pole … View >>

2012 Recipient: Mackey Farms

Dewain Mackey Mackey Farms Grant Award: $6,000 — Meat Processing and Storage Facility Dewain is constructing an on-site meat processing and storage facility to better meet customer demand for pork, chickens, rabbits and turkeys. He can safely and sanitarily process … View >>

2012 Recipient: Rockbar Farms

Harold Hunter, Rockbar Farms Grant Award: $3,000 – Rockbar Sweet Onion Project “I am committed to not only keeping my farm sustainable but am very concerned about the farming future of all of Madison County.” ~ Harold Hunter Harold is … View >>

2011 Recipient: Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts Horse Collar Farm Grant Award: $3,000 — Value Added Cattle Shannon is increasing the value of his cattle by preconditioning the animals prior to sale. All of the calves are weaned, vaccinated and fed a minimum 5 pounds … View >>

2011 Recipient: Thomas Charles

Thomas Charles and Margaret McGinnis Fork Mountain Farm Grant Award: $3,000 — Winter Squash Curing Shed with Temperature Control Thomas and Margaret are improving the curing and storing capacity of their French and Italian heirloom winter squash to expand their … View >>

2011 Recipient: Frank Teneralli

Frank Teneralli Let It Grow Organic Gardens Grant Award: $3,000 — Blackberry Production to Diversify Farm Income Frank is adding a half an acre of blackberries to his vegetable and landscaping plants operation. In between the rows, he is planting … View >>

2011 Recipient: Cassandra Lewis

Cassandra Lewis Hay Pritty Alpines/Crow Valley Farm Grant Award: $3,000 — Dairy Goat Parlor Cassandra is equipping her four-acre dairy goat farm with a certified milking facility/parlor that will accommodate a milking herd of 10-30 dairy goats. With the addition … View >>

2011 Recipient: Sue Mickey

Sue Mickey Appleberry Cove Farm and School Grant Award: $6,000 — Pure Dairy Goat Pet Milk Sue is expanding the production, processing, packaging and marketing of goat milk for pet food under North Carolina milk for pet food use guidelines. … View >>

2011 Recipient: Steven Davis

Steven Davis Davis Farm Grant Award: $9,000 — Dairy Barn Steven is diversifying his meat and vegetable operations by adding dairy milking for 50 head of Holstein and Jersey cattle. He is installing a milking system that will handle 12 … View >>

2010 Recipient: Jon Christie

Jon Christie Wild Mountain Apiaries Diversification Project Grant Award: $6,000 Jon is producing nucleus honeybee colonies for sale to replace colony losses; trapping, packaging and marketing fresh high quality bee pollen; offering hands-on educational workshops and internships in beekeeping; and … View >>

2010 Recipient: Rickey Ramsey

Rickey Ramsey Ramsey’s Organic Greenhouse Grant Award: $6,000 Rickey is revitalizing his greenhouse operation, which was damaged by flooding in 2002. He is repairing the structure and building a six-inch deep frame around his tomato beds to help manage proper … View >>