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2008 Recipient: Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller of Swain County is raising rare heritage breeds of hogs to sell naturally grown pork. He is renovating his barn, fencing and pasture with the grant. The costs involved in construction would have prohibited him from starting the … View >>

2006 Recipient: Justin Dillingham

Justin Dillingham is an 8th generation farmer. Rather than plant tobacco this year, Justin decided to use the WNC Ag Options grant to invest in Kathadin sheep in hopes that this new income opportunity will allow him to farm full-time … View >>