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ADFP Trust Fund Cycle XI Applications

Applications open on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

2017 Application Guidelines

2017 NC County Tier Designations

Please note: If you have previously applied with the ADFP Trust Fund via the online application system, you may use your existing username and password.

If completing applications for conservation easements and agricultural development projects/agricultural plans, you must register as a new user. Existing usernames do not cross over between the different applications.

Conservation Easement Application:

Conservation Easement Application Portal

Conservation Easement Application Checklist

Conservation Easement Application Budget Instructions

Conservation Easement Budget Worksheet

Financial Affidavit for Beginning Farmers and Limited Resource Farmers

Option to Purchase an ADFP Agricultural Conservation Easement

NC Openbook Supplemental Information


AgriculturalĀ Development Project/Agricultural Plan Application:

Project and Plan Application Portal

Project and Plan Application Budget Instructions

Project and Plan Budget Worksheet

NC Openbook Supplemental Information


Beehive Grant Fund Application:

Beehive Application Portal

Beehive Grant Fund Checklist

Beehive Grant Fund Fact Sheet


Please note: All applicants for conservation easements, agricultural development projects, and agricultural plans must be non-profit conservation organizations or county agencies, per N.C.G.S.106-744. Farmers, landowners, and others interested in applying must partner with a non-profit conservation organization or county agency to participate in an ADFP Trust Fund grant proposal. Beehive grants are available to eligible individuals that are at least 18 years old, residents of North Carolina, and Certified Beekeepers.

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Evan Davis at 919-707-3072 or

North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3071

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