IMPORTANT INFORMATION about weekly sales at the WNC Regional Livestock Center

WNC Regional Livestock Center will remain open for our weekly sales throughout this challenging time. However, for the safety of our customers and our employees we will enact some restrictions in accordance with the NC Governor’s mandate and NCDHHS guidelines to minimize the opportunity for COVID-19 transmission. Everybody: First and foremost, if you are sick – stay home. Sellers : We will be receiving livestock  Read More »

WNC Mtn State Fair Jr. Beef Market Steer Grand Champion

WNC District Junior Market Steer Grand Champion

Congratulations to Lane Worley (pictured) for his Grand Champion Junior Market Steer, and to Aiden Pitts for his Reserve Champion Junior Market Steer.  These youth and many more showed in our WNC District Junior Beef Cattle shows at the NC Mountain State Fair September 6-7.  We appreciate our generous Grand and Reserve sponsors Ingles & National Beef (pictured) and Buncombe County Farm Bureau.  We also  Read More »

Henderson County Farmer Theron Maybin

Agricultural Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee Theron Larnce Maybin Sr.

Henderson County agribusiness leader Theron Larnce Maybin Sr., fondly remembered as a “tremendous ambassador for agriculture,” was inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame. At noon on May 17, WNC Communities held the 29th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River.  The annual event recognizes stewards of the region’s agribusiness sector  Read More »

L.T. Ward accepting 2019 WNC Ag Hall of Fame Honor

Agricultural Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee L.T. Ward

WNC Communities held the 29th Annual Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River. Buncombe County leader L.T. Ward, a champion for agriculture in Western North Carolina, was inducted at this year’s luncheon. This annual event recognizes stewards of our Western North Carolina agribusiness sector and honors the visionaries and leaders of the  Read More »

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 »