Farmland Preservation Information Session Wednesday, February 5 9:30AM

Session will be held in the Governor Martin Building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds during the 2020 Southern Farm Show. 



Session Lead

9:30 am

Coffee, Juice, Snacks  

10:00 am


Steve Troxler
Commissioner of Agriculture

10:10 am

Overview of North Carolina Farm Preservation Options and Today’s Panel Sessions

Dewitt Hardee
Farmland Preservation Director

10:25 am

What is and How to Be a Member of a Voluntary Agricultural District

Evan Davis
Farmland Preservation Assistant Director

10:40 am

The Fundamentals of an Agricultural Conservation Easement

Greg Walker
NRCS Assistant State Conservationist

11:00 am

Conservation Easement from the Eyes of the Landowner & Conservation Easement Holder–Panel Conversation

Moderator: Dewitt Hardee


Lin Andrews
Chatham County Landowner

Randy Hubers
Hyde County Landowner

Faylene Whitaker
Randolph County Landowner

Easement Holders:

Garrett James Budds
Working Lands Trust Executive Director

Angie B. Quinn
Duplin County Soil & Water Department Head

11:30 am

What is the Landowner’s Legal Interests by Participating in VAD, EVAD, PUV or Conservation Easement?

Moderator: Evan Davis


Jon Lanier
NCDA&CS Assistant General Counsel

Stephen A. Woodson
NC Farm Bureau Associate General Counsel

Mark Megalos, PH. D, NCRF #728
NCSU Extension Professor – Forestry Resources

12:15 pm

Ask the Experts: Question & Answer Session to All Panel Participants

Dewitt Hardee
Farmland Preservation Director

12:30 pm

BBQ Sandwich, Chips & Drink

Sponsored by AgCarolina Farm Credit