Report from the Rhino on the behind closed doors proposed sale of 111 acres of the Guilford County Farm.

Guilford County May Sell Some Prison Farm Land To Burlington Scott D. Yost, County Editor Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:07 AM The City of Burlington is in talks to buy 111 acres of land from Guilford County for use by a giant aircraft parts production facility in Alamance County.  The company is said to beContinue reading “Report from the Rhino on the behind closed doors proposed sale of 111 acres of the Guilford County Farm.”

Workshop: Farmland Preservation Workshops to be held across state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014 CONTACT: Dewitt  Hardee, director NCDA&CS  Farmland Preservation Programs 919-707-3069 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 FundContinue reading “Workshop: Farmland Preservation Workshops to be held across state”

Ag official criticizes Project Haystack

Ag official criticizes Project Haystack Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:25 pm By Joe Killian/News & Record joe.killian@news-record.com GREENSBORO — When Steve Troxler came to Guilford County on Wednesday morning, he wasn’t just here to speak as North Carolina’s agriculture secretary. He said he had another reason for calling a press conference at the Guilford County PrisonContinue reading “Ag official criticizes Project Haystack”

Ag commissioner Troxler has ‘concerns’ about Project Haystack

Ag commissioner Troxler has ‘concerns’ about Project Haystack Monday, May 12, 2014, 5:55pm EDT Catherine Carlock Triad Business Journal A feasibility study for Project Haystack predicts that a 2,000-acre multijurisdictional industrial park, incorporating Guilford County’s prison farm site and another 1,200 acres that would be acquired, would generate an estimated $6.5 billion in private investment overContinue reading “Ag commissioner Troxler has ‘concerns’ about Project Haystack”

Press Conference with Steve Troxler, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner at the Guilford County Prison Farm! May 14, 2014

Ag Commissioner Troxler to hold news conference Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Guilford Prison Farm WHO/WHAT:        State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will hold a news conference to talk about the importance of working farms and the future of the Guilford County Prison Farm. He will be joined by farmer George Teague, Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson and SheriffContinue reading “Press Conference with Steve Troxler, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner at the Guilford County Prison Farm! May 14, 2014”

NC Ag Commissioner Wants To MOW DOWN PROJECT HAYSTACK

NC Ag Commissioner Wants To MOW DOWN PROJECT HAYSTACK By SCOTT D. YOST May 8, 2014  In a move likely to ruffle the feathers of some economic development officials in local and state government, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler plans to hold a press conference at the Guilford County Prison Farm near Gibsonville onContinue reading “NC Ag Commissioner Wants To MOW DOWN PROJECT HAYSTACK”

Rural threat? Officials hear concerns about development

Rural threat? Officials hear concerns about development Article from High Point Enterprise regarding Guilford County Commissioners Meeting on 4.17.14 Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:16 PM Paul B. Johnson GUILFORD COUNTY — The ongoing concerns from people who live in the incrementally receding areas of rural Guilford County were back in the earshot of elected officialsContinue reading “Rural threat? Officials hear concerns about development”

While Project Haystack is in the works the Prison Farm is in full bloom. 

  Prison grown: Inmates grow plants for sale at Guilford Prison Farm By Chelsey Stark / Times-News Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 17:02 PM. The Guilford County Prison Farm weathered the brutality of this past winter just fine, thank you. Now farm is ready for its spring and summer business — selling plants grownContinue reading “While Project Haystack is in the works the Prison Farm is in full bloom. “