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.)