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2013 Recipient: Brothers on Farms

Susan Epps Ward, Brothers On Farms Lamb Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 Susan and her sons Dmitry, 13, and Andrei, 12, are adding all-natural grass-fed lamb to their growing farm business, which currently includes mushrooms, heirloom vegetables, rabbits, and specialty garlic … View >>

2012 Recipient: Cherryfield Farm

William and Glenda Newell Cherryfield Farm Grant Award: $6,000—Sheep Expansion Project William and Glenda are expanding their lamb meat operation by adding approximately 10 additional ewes, increasing their herd to 40 breeding ewes. The purchase of livestock handling equipment enhances … View >>

2006 Recipient: Joe Worley

Former tobacco grower, Joe Worley, used the WNC Ag Options grant to increase his flock of registered Suffolk sheep. Joe hopes that his 14-year old son, Cody, will be able to continue to farm on family land in Haywood County. … 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 >>