Jason has been growing potatoes with his wife Anna in Yancey County for the past year. He started because Adam McCurry, Yancey’s extension technician, recommended it. They made the choice to go through TRACTOR after Anna’s grandmother suggested we could help with marketing and efficiency. Both Anna and Jason’s families grew tobacco, and Anna’s grandfather raised beef and pork.
When asked why they like to grow in this area, Jason responded that this is home. They gardened as kids and have always loved farming. They have both lived in Yancey County their whole lives, and have been growing on their current land for the past year.