2018 Regional Preservation Workshops

Voluntary Agricultural District Training for Government and Nonprofit Staff

"Train the Trainer" workshop for County Leadership, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, Tax Assessors, Planning Departments, Register of Deeds, Land Trusts, and other local and nonprofit staff that administer and work with the Voluntary Agricultural Districts program.

There is no fee for the workshops and lunch will be provided.




May 1

Alamance County Ag Center

209 N. Graham Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC 27217

May 8

East Carolina Agriculture & Education Center

1175 Kingsboro Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27801

May 16

Burke County Ag Center

130 Ammons Dr., Morganton, NC 28655

May 23

Johnston County Ag Center

2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577

May 31

Southwestern Community College

447 College Dr., Sylva, NC 28779


2018 Regional Preservation Workshops Agenda



9:30 AM


9:40 AM

VAD Program Overview

10:00 AM

How to Find and Sustain Local Leadership

10:45 AM

Break – Refreshments brought to you by Farm Bureau

11:00 AM

Legal and Technical Issues

12:00 PM

Lunch - Brought to you by the North Carolina Farm Credit Network and the NC State Grange

1:00 PM

The Importance of Local Data and GIS

1:45 PM

How VAD Fits in the City/County Planning Process for NCDOT

2:45 PM

Other Conservation Programs for Landowners

3:15 PM

Question and Answer Session

3:30 PM