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Recipients of 2022 farm grants reflect the strength of the agricultural system in western North Carolina by growing their farm businesses and demonstrating innovative agricultural projects Forty-one farm businesses in western North Carolina were awarded a total of $320,000 in … View >>

2022 Program

View the 2022 recipients. Mission of WNC AgOptions: Building sustainable farming communities in our mountain region by providing resources directly to farmers who are diversifying or expanding their operations. The ultimate goal of WNC AgOptions is to protect mountain farmland … View >>

2022 Topics

In February 2022 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 41 farm businesses a total of $320,000 in grants to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Two of the farm businesses received $4,000 and 39 received $8,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust … View >>

2022 Recipient: Cartner Christmas Trees

Samuel Cartner, Cartner Christmas Trees Cartner’s Wild-Simulated Medicinal Ginseng Production Test Grant Award: $8,000 The goal of this project is to bring into production some of the steep, densely-wooded areas of the farm that are unsuitable for Christmas trees or … View >>