Meet Elizabeth Gibbs and Scott Paquin. They run Firefly Farm in Burnsville, North Carolina. With their TCRF grant, they're building a multi-purpose barn which will house hay for their herd of Devon cattle, have a calving room, and eventually be a home for their future meat rabbits. Learn about the importance of diversity in farming, how everything takes longer than you think it will, and the agricultural richness of Yancey County.

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.

Photography, audio, and production by Alix Blair.

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