Rental Equipment for Small Farms

Year Funded

2021

Amount

$24,499

The Buncombe County Agricultural and Land Resource Department will purchase a lime and a manure spreader to make available for rent for small farms. Liming and manure application aid in soil fertility, soil health, increased water retention, along with providing a responsible outlet for animal waste. This equipment will be available to any Buncombe County landowner, we estimate 100 using it in the first 5 years. Just about any type of crop or pastureland can benefit from the application of lime and/or manure. Locally we have significant pastureland/hay production, corn, vegetables and fruits. We have received interest from all producers.

Dr. Jennifer Harrison
Buncombe County Ag and Land Resources Director
Buncombe County Agricultural and Land Resources 49 Mt.Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806