Photography, audio, and production by Alix Blair
From RAFI-USA TCRF:
This is a story of Harold Wright, third generation farmer on land his grandfather bought in the 1900′s, now farming with his children and grandchildren. It was once an area rich- financially and culturally- with tobacco. But when that left, the community was devastated. Harold Wright, with his TCRF grant, is soon starting a value-added project of raising chickens, along with the pork he already sells.
The Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund (TCRF) assists farmers in developing new sources of agricultural income through provision of cost-share grants. This story is part of a series documenting innovative farmers throughout the state of North Carolina. This program is made possible with support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.