#FridaysOnTheFarm: USDA Loan Helps Couple Toast New Winery

Posted by By Julie Polt in Farming
May 11, 2018

From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, the USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs and innovation. Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.

Hillary and Diane Dean are boutique wine operators in Caddo, Oklahoma.

Like many operators of small- and mid-sized family farms, Hillary and Diane Dean had a vision, they just needed some help to get things started.

With help from a microloan, the two were able to grow a boutique winery and vineyard in Caddo, Oklahoma, growing several grape varieties and 15 types of wine. And to think, what started with a homemade peach wine has grown into a 15,000-bottle-per-year operation.

Click here to read the interactive, multimedia #FridaysOnTheFarm story.

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Category/Topic: Farming