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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

CONTACT:

Dewitt Hardee, director
NCDA&CS, Environmental Programs Division
919-707-3069

Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet Wednesday

WHO/WHAT: The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 26, for an update on the current grant cycle and budget and to discuss the upcoming grant cycle. The committee will also learn about the money earmarked for farmland preservation in Western North Carolina as part of the TVA settlement. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will preside.

The committee advises the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on the prioritization and allocation of trust funds, the development of criteria for awarding funds, program planning, and other areas for the growth and development of family farms in North Carolina.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
WHERE: Agronomic Building
4300 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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