FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
CONTACT: Dewitt Hardee, director
NCDA&CS Farmland Preservation Programs
Farmland Preservation workshops to be held across the state
RALEIGH – The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund will hold six workshops across the state for those interested in protecting local agricultural lands. The ADFP Trust Fund will be collaborating with the state USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service staff to host these workshops.
The Farmland Preservation workshops target non-profit conservation organizations and county agencies. Farmers, landowners and others interested in the preservation of working lands are also encouraged to attend. The workshops are highly recommended for all past, present or potential recipients of federal and/or state grants associated with farmland preservation. The workshops are free and open to the public.
Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:
- Oct. 28 – Haywood County Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville;
- Oct. 29 – Catawba County Center, 1175 S. Brady Ave., Newton;
- Nov. 5 – Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro;
- Nov. 6 – Richmond County Center, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham;
- Nov. 12 – Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, 2900 N.C. Highway 125 South, Williamston;
- Nov. 13 – Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center, University of Mount Olive, 652 R.B. Butler Drive, Mount Olive;
For more information and to register, go to www.ncadfp.org/FarmlandPreservationWorkshops.htm <HTTP://www.ncadfp.org/FarmlandPreservationWorkshops.htm> .