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John LangdonJohn Langdon, Chairman
7728 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 894–3039 (h)
(919) 796–5010 (c)
Term Ends: January 2021
Represents: At Large Member

Mr. Langdon owns and operates the John M. Langdon Farm. He leases two additional contract swine operations bringing the total to around 380 acres under his management. Mr. Langdon was elected to the Johnston SWCD Board in 1994 and has served as chairman since 2005. The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts named the Langdon Family the North Carolina Outstanding Conservation Farm Family in 2010. Mr. Langdon is on the Board of Directors for the N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation Districts. He is a member of the Johnston County Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors for the NC Cattlemen’s Association and the Board of Directors for the NC Simmental Association.He was named by the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association as its winner of the NC Environmental Stewardship Award in 2007. Mr. Langdon and his wife Eileen and three children John Michael, Hunter and Megan attend First Baptist Church in Four Oaks.


Wayne Collier C. Wayne Collier, Jr., Vice Chairman
5489 Indian Ridge Road Region
Linden, NC 28356
(910) 980-0066 (h)
Term ends: January 2019
Email: ridgeriders4@embarqmail.com
Represents: Piedmont Region

Mr. Collier owns and operates Indian Ridge Farm, growing corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, watermelons and timber.  Mr. Collier has been a supervisor in Cumberland County for four years and has served as treasurer of Area VII and also Chairman of the Envirothon Committee for Area VII. Mr. Collier is serving his third year as Piedmont representative to the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission. He and his wife, Carolyn, are both retired and live in Linden.


B. Derek PotterManly West
250 Keel Road
Grantsboro, NC 28529
(252) 745-7842 (h)
(252) 671-2711 (c)
Email: bdpotterfarms@embarqmail.com
Term Ends: January 2021
Represents: Coastal Region

Mr. Potter owns and operates B. D. Potter Farms, Inc., producing corn, soybeans, and timber in Pamlico and Craven Counties.  Mr. Potter has been a member of the Pamlico Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors since 2008, where he served as Chairman at both the district and area levels.  Mr. Potter currently serves on the AgCarolina Farm Credit Board, United Soybean Board, North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Executive Committee, and Farm Bureau State Field Crops Committee. Mr. Potter and his wife, Kim, have two sons and attend Rock of Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church.


Michael D. WillisManly West
1264 Taylorsville Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 758-3003 (h)
(828) 312-9000 (c)
Email: mtncrestllc@yahoo.com
Term ends: January 2020
Represents: Mountain Region

Mr. Willis is the Chairman of the Caldwell Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, serving as a board member since 2006.  Mr. Willis also served as Area 2 Chairman for the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University.  Mr. Willis owns and operates Mountain Crest LLC, a site development company for over 25 years.  In addition to running Mountain Crest LLC, Mr. Willis owns a farm where he raises beef cattle and grows hay, corn, and soybeans.  Mr. Willis and his wife, Denise, have two daughters.


Dietrich Kilpatrick

Dietrich Kilpatrick
10900 Highway 55 West
Dover, NC 28526
(252) 527-4051 (h)
(252) 521-2912 (c)
Term ends: January 2019
Email: dietrichpatrick2912@gmail.com
Represents: President of the N.C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Mr. Kilpatrick is the Chairman of the Craven Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, having served as a board member since 2004.  Mr. Kilpatrick also served as Area 6 Chairman of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  Mr. Kilpatrick is the third-generation owner and operator of his family farm, producing tobacco, corn, and soybeans.  In the past, the farm also grew cotton.  Mr. Kilpatrick served on the local County Committee for the Farm Service Agency for nine years.  He is currently serving on the Voluntary Agriculture District Board, the Soil and Water Conservation District Local Advisory Board, and the Cooperative Extension Advisory Board.  Mr. Kilpatrick and his wife, Laveria, have three daughters, and he is a member of the Alum Springs Church.


Myles PayneMyles Payne
4642 Paul Payne Store Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 635-1637 (h)
(828) 312-5245 (c)
Term ends: January 2019
Email: mylopayne@bellsouth.net
Represents: Mountain Region

Mr. Payne is the Vice Chairman of the Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, serving as a board member since 2003. Mr. Payne also served as Area 2 Chairman of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  Mr. Payne is a fourth-generation dairy farmer, working alongside his father and brother on the family farm, Payne Dairy, Inc.  Payne Dairy milks 200 cows and farms 600 acres growing corn, soybeans, barley, forage sorghum, and hay.  Mr. Payne and his wife, Lori, have a son and daughter and attend Beulah Baptist Church in Statesville.


William "Chris" HoganChris Hogan
117 Red Bud Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 625-3796 (c)
Email: chrishogan9786@gmail.com
Term Ends: January 2019
Represents: Past President of the N.C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Mr. Hogan is an owner and operator of Lake Hogan Farms in Chapel Hill, a farm which has been worked continuously by his family since the 1750’s. Chris was a dairymen for many years and now manages a small herd of Hereford beef cows. The farm currently is compromised of 300 acres of forest and cropland of soybeans, small grains, and corn. Mr. Hogan became an Orange SWCD Associate Supervisor in 1982 and filled his grandfather’s seat on the board in January 1985. Beginning in 1986 Mr. Hogan was voted as Vice Chairmen of the OSWCD and served in this position for 20 years. In 2006 Mr. Hogan was elected Chairman of OSWCD board and currently holds this office. For over 15 years, Mr. Hogan has been the SWCD Area III Representative for the Natural Resource Standing Committee of the NCASWCD. He was also an NCASWCD Area III Chairman.  Mr. Hogan and his wife, Jane have one daughter Annie. They attend Chapel Hill Bible Church.

 

Resource Advisors

Phillip T. Reynolds, Attorney
NC Department of Justice
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602-0629
919-716-6600 (w)
preynolds@ncdoj.gov

 

Vernon N. Cox, Director
Division of Soil and Water Conservation
1614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1614
919-707-3771 (w)
vernon.cox@ncagr.gov

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770


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