High County Sustainable Agriculture Project

Organization:
Watauga County Government
Amount:
$48,193.20
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Watauga
Description:

The goals of this grant are to: 1) keep tobacco and vegetables as an economic underpinning of western North Carolina’s agricultural economy; 2) transition tobacco growers to organic burley tobacco production; 3) transition tobacco growers to vegetable production; 4) establish education and demonstration projects for farmers; 5) establish the High Country Organic Growers’ School; and 6) prepare an organic transition website/manual for burley tobacco growers.

Contact:
Ms. Sue Counts Watauga County Center NC Cooperative Extension Boone, North Carolina 28607 (828) 264-3061
Areas Served:
Buncombe, Madison, Watauga, Avery

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