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2005 Farm: Michael Garland

  Michael Garland has raised tobacco for 18 years along with goats and small fruits. Mr. Garland’s goal is to convert his farm into a family-owned and operated campground. After the tobacco buy-out in 2004, the Garlands are transitioning their … View >>

2005 Farm: Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a full time farmer following in his father’s footsteps by working the land for a living. Mr. Hughes project demonstrates creative agricultural business solutions with the production of strawberries and raspberries. With the support of the 2005 … View >>

2004 Farm: Donald Miller

  D. Miller has grown tobacco since 1970 and is looking to diversify his income in the next 3 years by selling boxwoods. Donald used his grant to purchase boxwoods seedlings ready for the field in addition to fertilizer. Income … View >>

2004 Farm: Falls Creek Trout Farm

  Ken Wilson decided to take a risk and leased an existing trout operation. Ken had an interest in trout farming and decided to take this opportunity when it presented itself. Since opening, Falls Creek Trout Farm has supplied trout … View >>

2004 Farm: Ronnie Sparks

  R. Sparks has grown tobacco since 1965 but with the decline in income he is looking to diversity into nursery plant production. Ronnie used his grant money to transition one acre of tobacco into one acre of boxwoods starters. … View >>