WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame Members

The Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by the Board of Directors of the Western North Carolina Community Development Association, currently known as WNC Communities. The objectives of the Western North Carolina Agriculture Hall of Fame are: to identify and honor significant contributions to agriculture to recognize individuals who have been responsible for agricultural advancement to improve and promote agriculture  Read More »

Commissions

Commissions dedicated to agriculture have been a valuable part of WNC Communities’ history. Past commissions in Horticulture, Commodities, Forestry and Horses came together to address common needs and advance agriculture as a way of life in the mountains. These commissions laid the groundwork for many innovative ideas currently in existence in western North Carolina. WNC Beef Cattle Commission WNC Beef Cattle Commission strengthens the beef  Read More »

WNC Brewer’s Grain Alliance

Connecting Farmers to a Feed Supply The Concept By connecting and collaborating with brewers, the transportation sector and farmers, the WNC Brewer’s Grain, LLC will create an efficient, low-cost, and sustainable access-and-delivery system that acquires brewer’s grain at the source and delivers it to farmers feeding livestock. Facilitating farmers’ access to brewer’s grain will also help farmers free up cropland that is currently dedicated to  Read More »

Agriculture

WNC Communities has a long history of working with leaders throughout the mountains to create permanent pieces of infrastructure and programs to benefit family farms.  Below are two of our region’s most current successes. WNC Regional Livestock Center The WNC RLC opened on March 21, 2011 and the first year of operation has been a great success with 2,000 buyers and sellers using this state-of-the-art  Read More »

Agriculture Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame: Celebrating 25 Years The purpose of this prestigious event is to recognize, encourage and promote agriculture in the mountains of North Carolina. Please reference the MEMBERS page to see who has been inducted over the past 25 years. The induction ceremony is held in May at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, North Carolina. Congratulations  Read More »

Agriculture Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

The purpose of this prestigious event is to recognize, encourage and promote agriculture in the mountains of North Carolina. Please reference the MEMBERS page to see who has been inducted over the past 25 years. The induction ceremony is held in May at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, North Carolina. Congratulations to 2014 Inductees…