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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

CONTACT: Wes Gray, document specialist

Workshop in Morganton focuses on protecting farmland

RALEIGH – The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farm Land Preservation Trust Fund will host a workshop next week in Morganton for local governments interested in protecting agricultural lands.

The Voluntary Agricultural District workshops are for agricultural advisory board members, county representatives, program staff, farmers and anyone responsible for, or interested in, developing and administering voluntary and enhanced voluntary agricultural plans in their communities. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Burke County Center in Morganton.

Topics covered at the workshops include state and federal program incentives for participation, farmland protection plan development, program signage on right of ways and private property, farmland impact assessment for transportation planning, legislative updates on laws impacting voluntary agricultural district programs, and estate tax changes.

Register for the free workshop at

The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, N.C. Farm Bureau, N.C. State Grange and the N.C. Department of Transportation. A complimentary lunch will be provided.




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