Farmland Preservation Regional Workshops

These workshops are for local government, land trusts, conservation nonprofits, and other entities involved in the application, recording, and monitoring of conservation easements. Landowners interested in conservation easements for their working farm or forest may attend to learn more about the lifecycle of conservation easements. The workshops are free and open to the public.
If you have previously registered for a workshop in Lumberton or Fletcher, you do not need to register on this page. Your registration information will be transferred to the new event. 
• June 11 – Haywood County Agricultural Center, 589 Raccoon Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786
 
• June 16 – Owens Ag Center, 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360

Time

Session

Session Lead

9:30 am

Welcome & Program Overview

ADFPTF Regional Coordinator

9:40 am

USDA and NCDA&CS Conservation Program Conservation Easement Objectives, Fundamentals & Funding

Dewitt Hardee
Farmland Preservation Director

Greg Walker
NRCS Assistant State Conservationist

9:55 am

Conservation Easement Terms and Definitions

Laura Brookshire
Farmland Preservation Document Specialist

Terry Foreman
NRCS Easement Program Specialist

10:05 am

The Who, When, How and the Application / Selection Process

Evan Davis
Farmland Preservation Assistant Director

Brian Loadholt
NRCS Easement Specialist

10:25 am

Break and Stretch

 

10:35 am

Securing the Grant Contract

Laura Brookshire
Farmland Preservation Document Specialist

Terry Foreman
NRCS Easement Program Specialist

10:55 am

Contractual Progress & Budget Reporting Requirements

David Mitchell
ADFPTF Budget Officer

Veronica Jamison
ADFPTF Office Manager

Terry Foreman
NRCS Easement Program Specialist

11:15 am

Ask the Expert from Previous Presenters

ADFPTF Regional Coordinator

11:30 am

Overview on the Recommended Steps to Develop and Close a Conservation Easement

Dewitt Hardee
Farmland Preservation Director

Greg Walker
NRCS Assistant State Conservationist

12:00 pm

Lunch  

12:45 pm

Development of Required Conservation Easement Documents

(Survey, Easement Language, Appraisal, Baseline, Environmental Reports, Land Conservation Documents)

Dewitt Hardee
Farmland Preservation Director

Greg Walker
NRCS Assistant State Conservationist

1:05 pm

Development of Required Legal Documents and Legal Approval Steps (Title Search, Title Opinion, Title Policy, Easement Language, HUD)

Janine Mclawhorn
NCDA&CS Paralegal II

Jon Lanier
NCDA&CS Assistant General Counsel

Brian Loadholt
NRCS Easement Specialist

Terry Foreman
NRCS Easement Program Specialist

1:35 pm

Ordering Your Easement Closing Funding and Final Grant Contract Funding

David Mitchell
ADFPTF Budget Officer

Terry Foreman
NRCS Easement Program Specialist

1:50 pm

Reports and Monitoring Following Conservation Easement Recording

Evan Davis
Farmland Preservation Assistant Director

Brian Loadholt
NRCS Easement Specialist

2:05 pm

Ask the Expert from Previous Presenters

ADFPTF Regional Coordinator

2:30 pm

Adjourn