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Our Communities Know We Are in This Together

When Tropical Storm Fred wreaked havoc on so many of our communities, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) communities were ready to help their neighbors in need.  Tammy Jackson, the EBCI Community Development...

WNC AgOptions Grant Cycle OPEN

Grants for WNC family farms in 2022 WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Nov. 12; Application deadline Dec. 17. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses....

2021 Mountain State Fair Junior Dairy Show

We thank our sponsors for supporting this year’s Junior Dairy Show at the Mountain State Fair. Youth exhibited Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, Brown Swiss, and Holstein dairy cattle at the event which was held September...

WNC District Junior Market Steer Reserve Champion

Thank you to North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company for generously sponsoring the WNC District Junior Market Steer Reserve Champion at this year’s Junior Beef Show at the N.C. Mountain State Fair. Congratulations...

WNC District Junior Market Steer Grand Champion

Thank you to Ingles & National Beef for generously sponsoring the WNC District Junior Market Steer Grand Champion at this year’s Junior Beef Show at the N.C. Mountain State Fair. Congratulations to Samuel Henry,...

Join Visit NC FARMS App

Visit NC Farms is a statewide phone app created by the NC Department of Agriculture that focuses on promoting agritourism and local food businesses. This handy tool helps tourists and residents that are interested in supporting local farmers and...