Vargas Farms

Felix Vargas came to North Carolina as a teenage migrant worker. 30 years later, he is a U.S. citizen and runs his own farming operation. Vargas Farms grows a variety of fruits and vegetables on about 700 acres of land in and around Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Lindley Dairy

Ann Campbell, Janice Lindley, and their brother, Sammy, grew up on their parents’ Chatham County dairy farm. Facing a growing global market and the death of their brother, Ann and Janice had to think creatively to keep their family farm going for the next generation. In 2012, Lindley Dairy was awarded a Rural Advancement Foundation […]

Fox Squirrel Farms

Jason and Sarah Smith never dreamed they’d be farmers. They now own 13 acres of land where they grow vegetables and cut flowers, and are diving into livestock with a multispecies rotational grazing system. In 2012, Fox Squirrel Farms was awarded a Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) grant to design and implement a silvo-pasture system […]

Dixon Family Farms

Jeremiah Dixon is a young farmer who looks to his elders for their experience and wisdom. But he is also motivated by a desire to prove to the skeptics that he can revitalize this Eastern North Carolina land through sustainable farming. In 2012, Dixon Family Farms was awarded a Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) grant […]