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Farmland Preservation Program Accepting Applications

Alamance County
Farmland Preservation Program
209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
Burlington, NC 27217
Ph. 336-228-1753 Ext.3

For Immediate Release
Item: 2017 Alamance County Farmland Preservation Program Application Sign up
From: Bill Miller, Chairman Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District

The Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District Board (AVAD) will be accepting applications for the Alamance County Farmland Preservation Program from Sept. 27 – Oct. 27, 2017 at the Alamance SWCD Office at 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd. in Burlington. Applications can be picked up at the Cooperative Extension and Soil and Water Office.

The NC Dept. of Agriculture and Community Services Farmland Preservation Trust Fund anticipates having $2.6 million statewide to fund applications in the 2017-2018 funding cycle. This program allows each county to submit two applications. The Alamance County VAD Board will select top applicants from the applications received. North Carolina leads the Southeast in lost farmland and family farms. This funding is made available to encourage farmland preservation and protection.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the advisors to the Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District Board:

Brad Moore, Soil and Water Conservation District
336-228-1753 Ext. 3
brad.moore@alamance-nc.com

Farmland Preservation
Purchase of Development Rights
Applications Now Being Accepted
Due by 5pm, October 27, 2017