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Tag Archives: 2016

Heritage Turkey Breeding
Charles Treis is a young farmer with a background in small-scale poultry production. He sees a gap in producing heritage turkey breeds. According to [...]
Chatham Rabbit: Building an FDA-Approved Processing Facility
Chatham Rabbit is a top producer of rabbit meat for restaurants and consumers. At present, Crystal has sold to more than 80 restaurants in her region. To [...]
Parasite Preventative Forage Solutions for Rotational Goat Grazing
Prodigal Farm is owned and operated by Kat Spann and David Krabbe. The farm raises and milks goats to produce artisanal soft and hard cheeses that have won [...]
Duck Daddy Ranch: Delicious, Local, Free-Range Duck
Bryce Bjornson runs Duck Daddy Ranch, a small farm in Seagrove specializing in sales of heritage breed duck meat to chefs and consumers. Bryce raises his [...]
Mushroom Production In A Shipping Container
Ches Stewart operates Haw River Mushrooms. As a young operation, the farm lacked the proper infrastructure to increase yield and variety of mushrooms that [...]
Building an On-Farm Fish Hatchery
Valee Taylor operates Taylor Fish Farm, an aquaculture farm that supplies grocers in North Carolina with fresh farm-raised tilapia. Stores that carry [...]
Farmers & Chefs: Growing Our Farm Dinner Program
Piedmont Biofarm is a diversified vegetable operation near downtown Pittsboro, NC. The farm is operated by Brett Evans, Will Carmine, and Geoff Seleen. The [...]
Infrastructure for Mushroom Production
Ann Gayden is a shiitake and oyster producer. Her mushrooms are “forest farmed” (grown on logs), and she typically sells to consumers within a 60-mile [...]
Re-Purposing Tobacco Bulk Barns
Dawnbreaker Farm is a 20-acre farm operated by Ben Grimes, who primarily raises livestock and produces eggs. The new farm is located on a historic tobacco [...]
Sheep Traceability from Farm Gate to Your Plate
The goal of the Sun-Raised Farms collaborative project is to enhance their lamb quality and yield. Their specific objective is to identify breeds that both [...]
Buck Naked Farm’s Apiary Haven Project
Buck Naked Farm is an 86-acre farm that produces honey, jam, and other bee products. The farm was formerly an abandoned chicken hatchery that has since [...]
Bison Supplemental Feeding Demonstration Project
Sunset Ridge is one of the largest bison producers in North Carolina. Primarily serving local consumers, they sell bison meat products at the Carrboro and [...]