Preserving Agriculture
Strategic Initiatives Progress Report

Present Use Program: Yearly investment of approximately 2.2 million dollars from the present use taxation program (voluntary tax relief program for farmers, timber growers, and horticulturists)

Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program: Landowners can qualify for inclusion as a Voluntary Agricultural District which helps to protect and restrict non-farm use or development.

Farmland Preservation Fund: Annual funds provided by the County for permanent farmland preservation

Buster Sykes Farm Project: Donated farmland that provides hands-on learning opportunities for farming

Educational Opportunities: Variety of agricultural programming and resources available to all ages (includes: Alamance County 4H, Envirothon, Farm to Table, Master Gardeners, Foxfire Programs, etc.)

In July 2022, all three of Alamance County’s Preservation Alamance applications were selected and approved by North Carolina for funding. Alamance County has been awarded a total of $565,684.50 and added 283.60 acres to Preservation Alamance.