TUESDAY, OCT. 18,
announces availability of farmland preservation grants;
is Dec. 15
RALEIGH — County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland
preservation projects can apply for funding assistance from the N.C.
Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Agriculture
Commissioner Steve Troxler announced.
Applications and guidelines for the 2012 funding cycle are available
online at www.ncadfp.org
or by calling (919) 707-3071. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 15.
“The trust fund seeks to foster the growth, development and
sustainability of family farms by supporting projects that encourage the
preservation of qualifying agricultural, horticultural and forest lands,”
The trust fund has an appropriation of $1.7 million for each of the next
two fiscal years.
Grants can be awarded to secure agricultural conservation easements on
lands used for agricultural production; to support public and private
enterprise programs that promote profitable and sustainable agricultural,
horticultural and forestland activities; and for the development of