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  • NC Agricultural Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
    the application timeline Where can I find the application The application is now available in an online format Check our web site for updates or call our office to inquire about the application timeline When will I be notified if my application has been selected for funding Contracts begin July 1 following the December that applications are due Notification will depend on several factors but grantees are typically notified that they have been selected as soon as funding is secured Call the office if you have any specific questions What happens after I turn in my application After your application is received it will be scored based on content Then depending on score and several other factors your application may be reviewed further in the form of an interview for plans and projects or a farm visit for easements Applicants who make it to this next step will be scored again Then both scores are added and compared to like projects in like regions Staff will discuss and make a recommendation to the ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee chaired by the Commissioner of Agriculture Ultimately the Commissioner makes the final decision How do I request an extension The first step to requesting an extension is to submit a letter requesting the extension addressed to the ADFP Trust Fund Program Manager Include in the letter the date you are requesting to extend until and your reason for the extension Also include a revised timeline to reflect the requested contract end date If your extension is approved you will receive two sets of paperwork that must be signed and returned to the ADFP Trust Fund office before your extension is finalized It is important that you ask for your extension BEFORE your contract end date What do I need to submit in order to receive a reimbursement check for expenses You must submit a Request for Reimbursement form along with all documentation regarding the expenses You must also make sure that you have already submitted all due Progress Reports and Budget Reports You are entitled to one Initial Payment of up to 25 000 or 80 of your grant whichever is less without expense documentation How and when do I create a budget report Budget Reports are due on a quarterly or semi annual basis as is designated in the grant contract Budget Reports are not cumulative They are to represent only the expenses from that quarter or 6 month period The Budget Report form is located on our web site on the Downloads page under Reporting Materials for Grant Recipients How do I make revisions to my budget The Budget Revision Request form is located on our web site on the Downloads page under Reporting Materials for Grant Recipients Any change amount above 10 requires a budget revision request Adding or deleting a line item also requires a budget revision request How long does it take to get a check once I submit the necessary paperwork Allow up to twenty 20

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/faq.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • Advisory Committee
    Hardee dewitt hardee ncagr gov Office Manager Veronica Jamison veronica jamison ncagr gov Document Specialist Evan Davis evan davis ncagr gov Budget Manager David Mitchell david w mitchell ncagr gov Assistant General Counsel Jon Lanier jonathan lanier ncagr gov Paralegal Janine Owens janine owens ncagr gov Email the NC ADFP Trust Fund Fax the NC ADFP Trust Fund 919 716 0105 ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee is composed of 18 members Members include the Commissioner of Agriculture representatives of 14 agricultural organizations state agencies and universities and three farmers one appointed by the Governor one by the Speaker of the House and one by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate Chairman Steve Troxler Commissioner of Agriculture Browns Summit John Skvarla Economic Development Rep N C Department of Commerce Raleigh Edgar Miller Government Relations Director Conservation Trust for North Carolina Lexington Scott Marlow Interim Executive Director RAFI USA Pittsboro Darelle Tennie Black Farmers Agriculturalists Assocation Raleigh Jimmy Gentry President N C State Grange Statesville Pryor Gibson N C Forestry Association Raleigh Stuart Pierce Farmer Ahoskie Appointed by the Governor Manly West President N C Association of Soil Water Conservation Districts

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/AdvisoryCommittee.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • NC Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
    ADFP Trust Fund Term Easement Template Word ADFP Trust Fund Term Easement Template PDF USDA NRCS FRPP and ADFP Trust Fund Perpetual Easement Template Word USDA NRCS FRPP and ADFP Trust Fund Perpetual Easement Template PDF Military and ADFP Trust Fund Perpetual Easement Template Word Military and ADFP Trust Fund Perpetual Easement Template PDF Military and ADFP Trust Fund Term Easement Template Word Military and ADFP Trust Fund Term Easement

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/downloads.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • Tenth Anniversary
    ADFP Trust Fund In March 2005 Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler delivered his Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Strategy to the General Assembly Governor Mike Easley signed House Bill 607 into law on September 13 2005 establishing the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Since 2005 the ADFP Trust Fund has preserved 10 321 acres of farms and forest lands There have been 90 conservation easements projects awarded

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/tenthanniversary.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • Conservation Easements
    icon on the top right corner of the map to enlarge Click on the color dots for more information about the agricultural conservation easements To switch between map and satellite layouts select the or icons on the bottom left corner of the map To zoom in or zoom out select the or icons on the bottom right corner of the map For more information on how to use Google Maps

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/conservationeasements.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • NC Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
    Part or Part 3 of this Article 1985 Reg Sess 1986 c 1025 s 1 2005 390 ss 3 16 Part 3 Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural Districts 106 743 1 Enhanced voluntary agricultural districts a A county or a municipality may adopt an ordinance establishing an enhanced voluntary agricultural district An ordinance adopted pursuant to this Part shall provide 1 For the establishment of an enhanced voluntary agricultural district that initially consists of at least the number of contiguous acres of agricultural land and forestland and horticultural land that is part of a qualifying farm under G S 106 737 or the number of qualifying farms deemed appropriate by the governing board of the county or city adopting the ordinance 2 For the formation of the enhanced voluntary agricultural district upon the execution of a conservation agreement as defined in G S 121 35 that meets the condition set forth in G S 106 743 2 by the landowners of the requisite acreage to sustain agriculture in the enhanced voluntary agricultural district 3 That the form of the agreement under subdivision 2 of this subsection be reviewed and approved by an agricultural advisory board established under G S 106 739 or other governing board of the county or city that adopted the ordinance 4 That each enhanced voluntary agricultural district have a representative on the agricultural advisory board established under G S 106 739 b The purpose of establishing an enhanced voluntary agricultural district is to allow a county or a city to provide additional benefits to farmland beyond that available in a voluntary agricultural district established under Part 2 of this Article when the owner of the farmland agrees to the condition imposed under G S 106 743 2 The county or city that adopted the ordinance may take any action it deems appropriate to encourage the formation of these districts and to further their purposes and objectives c A county ordinance adopted pursuant to this Part is effective within the unincorporated areas of the county A city ordinance adopted pursuant to this Part is effective within the corporate limits of the city A city may amend its ordinances in accordance with G S 160A 383 2 with regard to agricultural districts within its planning jurisdiction d A county or city ordinance adopted pursuant to this Part may be adopted simultaneously with the creation of a voluntary agricultural district pursuant to G S 106 738 2005 390 s 5 106 743 2 Conservation agreements for farmland in enhanced voluntary agricultural districts limitation A conservation agreement entered into between a county or city and a landowner pursuant to G S 106 743 1 a 2 shall be irrevocable for a period of at least 10 years from the date the agreement is executed At the end of its term a conservation agreement shall automatically renew for a term of three years unless notice of termination is given in a timely manner by either party as prescribed in the ordinance establishing the enhanced voluntary agricultural district The benefits set forth in this Part shall be available to the farmland that is the subject of the conservation agreement for the duration of the conservation agreement 2005 390 s 5 106 743 3 Enhanced voluntary agricultural districts entitled to all benefits of voluntary agricultural districts The provisions of G S 106 739 through G S 106 741 and G S 106 743 apply to an enhanced voluntary agricultural district under this Part to an ordinance adopted under this Part and to any person entity or farmland subject to this Part in the same manner as they apply under Part 2 of this Article 2005 390 s 5 106 743 4 Enhanced voluntary agricultural districts additional benefits a Property that is subject to a conservation agreement under G S 106 743 2 that remains in effect may receive up to twenty five percent 25 of its gross sales from the sale of nonfarm products and still qualify as a bona fide farm that is exempt from zoning regulations under G S 153A 340 b For purposes of G S 153A 340 b the production of any nonfarm product that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognizes as a Goodness Grows in North Carolina product that is produced on a farm that is subject to a conservation agreement under G S 106 743 2 is a bona fide farm purpose A farmer seeking to benefit from this subsection shall have the burden of establishing that the property s sale of nonfarm products did not exceed twenty five percent 25 of its gross sales A county may adopt an ordinance pursuant to this section that sets forth the standards necessary for proof of compliance Nothing in this section shall affect the county s authority to zone swine farms pursuant to G S 153A 340 b 3 b A person who farms land that is subject to a conservation agreement under G S 106 743 2 that remains in effect is eligible under G S 143 215 74 b to receive the higher percentage of cost share funds for the benefit of that farmland under the Agriculture Cost Share Program established pursuant to Part 9 of Article 21 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes for funds to benefit that farmland c State departments institutions or agencies that award grants to farmers are encouraged to give priority consideration to any person who farms land that is subject to a conservation agreement under G S 106 743 2 that remains in effect 2005 390 s 5 106 743 5 Waiver of utility assessments a In the ordinance establishing an enhanced voluntary agricultural district under this Part a county or a city may provide that all assessments for utilities provided by that county or city are held in abeyance with or without interest for farmland subject to a conservation agreement under G S 106 743 2 that remains in effect until improvements on the farmland property are connected to

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/Legislation.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • NC Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
    Cycle A total of 44 000 in funding was available for the pilot project The ADFP Trust Fund received 22 applications requesting a total of 575 900 for projects valuing more than 9 5 million The Advisory Committee elected to fund 5 projects with a total project value of over 3 8 million The pilot projects were geographically diverse and varied in scope NC ADFP Trust Fund Pilot Project Grant

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/AWARDEDGRANTS.htm (2016-02-11)
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  • NC Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
    Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded 7 6 million in grants to help communities across the state protect farmland or promote agricultural development The fund received 93 applications requesting 29 million in grants A total of 41 grants were funded Following is a breakdown on how funding was distributed A total of 3 233 acres are being protected through these grants Funded projects Conservation easements Perpetual Total amount awarded 4 345 950 Total acreage protected 2 703 Total projects funded 16 Agricultural term agreements for a limited period of time Total amount awarded 820 771 Total acreage protected 530 Total projects funded 3 two for 50 year terms 1 for 25 years Enterprise projects Total amount awarded 2 432 715 Total projects funded 22 Project distribution by region West Central 8 projects North Central 11 projects South Central 3 projects West 7 projects Northeast 2 projects Southeast 6 projects Regional projects Statewide 2 projects Western NC 1project Northeast Southeast 1 project Southeast South 1 project Leveraged state and federal funds Funding these projects has leveraged an additional 10 648 253 in federal state and county matching funds Around 2 5 million was from state or non profit

    Original URL path: http://www.ncadfp.org/AWARDEDGRANTCYCLEI.htm (2016-02-11)
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