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FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

CONTACT: Dewitt Hardee, director
NCDA&CS Farmland Preservation Programs

Two voluntary ag district workshops to be held in WNC in November

RALEIGH – The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund will host two workshops in Western North Carolina for local governments interested in protecting their communities’ agricultural lands.

The Voluntary Agricultural District workshops are for agricultural advisory board members, county representatives, program staff, farmers, landowners, elected officials and anyone responsible for, or interested in, developing and administering voluntary and enhanced voluntary agricultural plans. The workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Nov. 13 – Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, Boone
  • Nov. 14 – WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton

Topics covered at the workshops include state and federal program incentives for participation, information on TVA settlement grants, farmland protection plan development, working with the N.C. Department of Transportation, mapping and geographic information systems, tax and legal updates, and forestry resource programs.

North Carolina has 86 counties with active voluntary agricultural districts.

For more information and to register, go to


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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