Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AgOptions Grant Cycle

2015 AgOptions Grant Applications Available
The 2015 AgOptions grant cycle application process is now open.  Farmers with new production or processing ideas should consider applying.   Visit the WNC AgOptions website at:  
http://www.wncagoptions.org/  for more information.   

Similar to last year, WNC AgOptions will be offering $3000 and $6000 mini-grants to individual farm businesses. The 2015 application is attached here. Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

October 2014: Outreach to farmers. 

We have scheduled an information session for potential applicants on Thursday, October 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in  Mills River . Information about the session is attached to this email. 

October 24, 2014: Intent to apply deadline. Interested applicants should contact their County Ag Agent by this date to set up an appointment to discuss their project.
November 21, 2014: Applications due (must be post-marked by this date)

December 8-9 2014:
 Application review days. Review locations will be in Asheville and Marshall.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.