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2008 Recipient: Marshall Shipp

With the help of his children, Marshall Shipp of Watauga County is increasing his bee hives to sell beekeeping supplies, candles, skin-care products and honey, including creamed varieties. He designed his hives so that he can transport them between locations … View >>

2006 Recipient: Diane Cornett Deal

  Agri-Tourism With the WNC Ag Options Grant, Diane Cornett Deal will be able to expand services offered at her choose and cut operation in Watauga County. Equipment purchased with the grant includes a “tree shaker” to remove excess needles … View >>

2004 Farm: Candice Rice

C. Rice has been farming for almost 30 years. She raised tobacco, cattle, chicken, turkeys and a variety of vegetables. Candice would like to continue to farm and is looking to diversify farm production. With the help of her extension … 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 >>