Preserving family farms is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler's top priorities.
In March 2005, he delivered his "Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Strategy" to the General Assembly. During that legislative session, the General Assembly passed House Bill 607 establishing the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.
The Cycle XV application period opens on October 11, 2021. Click here to view and download application instructions, materials, and other important documents for the upcoming grant cycle.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, an information session and virtual demo will be held for the Cycle XV Conservation Easement Application. Click here to register for the session.
Interested in conservation easements and conservation resource assistance for your land?
Click here to find your property and potential programs to meet your conservation goals.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update as of September 13, 2021:
In accordance with Executive Order No. 116 and directives from Commissioner Troxler, Farmland Preservation Division staff will be telecommuting until further notice. Staff will be on a limited in-office schedule.
Group gatherings, such as workshops, meetings, and conferences, are currently postponed until further notice. All other functions of the Farmland Preservation Division and ADFP Trust Fund remain normal.
Please review the following notes regarding division activities:
- While telecommuting, staff will be accessible via email and call forwarding from office phones.
- Current grantees may continue to submit payment requests and contract documents for approval during this time.
- On-site farm visits will be conducted as scheduled.
Thank you for your understanding, and please review this page for updates as they become available.
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If sending a package or envelope overnight, next-day, or certified, mail to 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 via FedEx or UPS (U.S. Mail will not deliver to the physical address).