Grants of $3000 and $6000 Are Available!
You are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-7:30 p.m. about the WNC AgOptions grant program for growers and producers in 2018.
Jennifer Ferre, Program Coordinator, will be present to discuss the program,
go over the 2018 application time line, and answer questions.
Grants of $3000 and $6000 are available to farmers located
within a 22-county area of Western North Carolina* in 2018.
Meeting will take place at the
NC Cooperative Extension Caldwell County Center
120 Hospital Ave NE, ROOM 2
Lenoir, NC 28645
The 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 by assisting the
longevity of farm enterprises. Priority is given to farmers who have tobacco history.
*Eligible Counties: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Clay, Cherokee, Cleveland, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga and