WNC AgOptions 2022 Grant Cycle Now Open!

Posted On November 1, 2021— Written By
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WNC AgOptions logoWNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline November 12, 2021; Application deadline December 17, 2021.

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. The administrator of WNC Ag Options is WNC Communities, a non-profit organization that has been improving agriculture in the region since 1947. The application deadline is Dec. 17, 2021.

WNC AgOptions helps offset farmers’ risk of trying new ventures and expanding their farms with $4,000 and $8,000 grants. Applicants should contact their Cooperative Extension agents by Nov. 12 to set up an appointment to discuss their projects. Applications are available via the following links:

Applicants are encouraged to participate in information sessions, which will be held via the Zoom online video conferencing platform or in-person at various locations. An information session in Spanish will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Center, as well as via Zoom. Click Flyer for more details! Or if you prefer to watch a recorded information session on YouTube: Click HERE for the English Version. Click HERE for the Spanish Version.

Since 2004, WNC AgOptions has distributed more than $3 million to farmers in western North Carolina who are diversifying their operations. In 2021, three farms in Henderson County were awarded AgOptions Grants.