Exclusively funded by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

2005 Farm: Jim Edwards

  Jim Edwards grew up raising tobacco with his father to help pay for expenses at home and for his college education. 2004 was the last year Mr. Edwards planned to grow tobacco due to the end of the price … View >>

2004 Farm: Billy Bryant

  B. Bryant has grown approximately eight and half acres of tobacco for the past 7 years. Due to the declining demand of burley tobacco Bill Bryant is transitioning one acre of his land into commercial tomato production. Bryant will … View >>

2004 Farm: Harold Buchanan

  H. Buchanan has grown tobacco for 45 years and is now looking to diversify his farm operation to grow rhododendron and azalea bushes. With the help of his Cooperative Extension agents Harold Buchanan will be able to supplement his … View >>

2004 Farm: Jason Hensley

  J. Hensley is still farming the land his grandfather purchased in 1962. “I love farming and I intend to be a full time farmer as soon as graduate.” Jason has used his grant money to cover the costs of … View >>

2004 Farm: Joseph Miller

  J. Miller and his wife are full time farmers that have researched the idea of producing bio-diesel from restaurants’ cooking oil. With endless hours of support from their local extension agents the Millers will create bio-diesel that costs $2.76/gallon … View >>

2004 Farm: Rhonda Fox

  Rhonda is transitioning a one acre of tobacco field into a pick-your-own blueberry business. The grant will also assist the family in updating the greenhouse for a variety of garden vegetables. The income from the greenhouse sales will help … View >>

2004 Farm: Sandra Davis

  Sandra is collaborating with a neighbor to purchase equipment once used for a cooling, as well as purchasing a dehydrator, stretch-wrap machine, and composter for her produce stand. The grant will assist the family by expanding their local business. … View >>