2021 WNC AgOptions Grant Cycle Now Open
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a total of $216,000 to western North Carolina farmers in 2021. The application deadline is Nov. 20, 2020.
Applicants should contact their Cooperative Extension agents by October 23 to set up an appointment to discuss their projects. Applications are available at WNC AgOptions or at local Cooperative Extension Centers. Extension agents remain a resource for farmers throughout the year as they complete their projects.
For additional information, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center at 828-733-8270.