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2006 Recipient: Kent Cochran

Former tobacco growers in Swain County, the Cochran Family used the WNC Ag Options Grant towards the construction of a larger greenhouse. The Cochran’s expanded their tomato crop to cover the acres where tobacco was formerly grown.   Swain County … View >>

2004 Farm: James Parham

  James Parham has expanded the production of his delicious mountain honey in addition to spending more time at regional festivals. Through greater production and exposure to local and visiting public the higher income will cover the costs of beekeeping … View >>

2004 Farm: Nathaniel Darnell

  Nathaniel has expanded the production of his delicious mountain sweet onions in addition to spending time advertising the unique taste of the sweet onion. Expected income from 100,000 pounds of mountain sweet onions; $40,000. Nathaniel Darnell is working with … View >>