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Evan Davis to lead Farmland Preservation division

By on February 7, 2022

For the first time in over a decade, there is a new face at the head of Farmland Preservation. Evan Davis, Farmland Preservation division director, took over leadership of the division at the start of 2022 after previously serving as

Dewitt Hardee retires after 36 years of bringing people together

By on January 7, 2022

One look at Dewitt Hardee’s resume is enough to make your head spin. Hardee, who retired Dec. 31, has been a fixture at NCDA&CS for the entirety of his 36-year tenure. While many may know him by his most recent

Local leaders look for ways to preserve farmland in the face of residential growth

By on February 3, 2021

Education and zoning laws are just a few of the ways that local leaders in North Carolina are hoping to fight farmland loss. Between 2001 and 2016, around 6.7 percent of North Carolina’s total farmland was converted into residential and

Voluntary Ag Districts seek local support

By on December 7, 2020

Since its creation in the late 1980’s the Voluntary Agricultural District program has offered counties in North Carolina a way to protect, enhance and advocate for their agricultural land and landowners. With 90 counties now part of the program in

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Today’s Topic: Farmland preservation trust fund awards grants totaling more than $3.2 million

By on October 3, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded almost $3.3 million to help North Carolina communities protect farmland and

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Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards grants

By on November 3, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded more than $1.7 million to help communities across the state protect farmland

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Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund has been protecting working farms, forests for 10 years

By on September 8, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” September marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Created by the General Assembly in

News Roundup: Nov. 1-7

By on November 7, 2014

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “New State Veterinarian Named

Today’s Topic: NC trust fund awards 23 grants for farmland preservation, agricultural enterprise projects

By on September 2, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded nearly $2.3 million to help communities across the state protect

News Roundup: Nov. 16-22

By on November 22, 2013

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Forest Service program accepting