Voluntary Agriculture District Info Session Fall 2022

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McDowell County has established a Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program to protect and preserve agricultural lands and activities. Learn about the qualifications for this program and the benefits of enrolling your land in the Voluntary Agricultural District Program by attending our online information session on November 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. Register for this Zoom meeting online or call (828) 652-8104.

We will discuss the benefits of enrolling in the Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program, the benefits of the Present Use Value Program, and the resources available to help get your farm enrolled. We will also discuss the Agriculture Advisory Council and its role in the Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program.

Who: McDowell County Land Owners who own at least one tract that meets the following minimum acreage requirements:

Agriculture—10 acres in actual production (actively engaged in the
commercial production or growing of crops, plants, or animals).

Horticulture—5 acres in actual production (actively engaged in the
commercial production or growing of fruits and vegetables or nursery and
floral products).

Forestry—20 acres in actual production (actively engaged in the commercial