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Your Land... Your LegacyThe meetings will be packed w/ practical info to help keep your land agricultural. Hear from & visit with experts that may be able to help.

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Workshop #1 – January 4, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Federal, State, and Local Government Regulatory Authority

Rural Ag. Zoning, Planning Boards, and Boards of Adjustments
Chris Timberlake, Planning Director Catawba Co.

Present Use Value
Bryan Myers
Catawba Co. Tax Administrator

Conservation Easements
Richard Reich, Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
Torn Kenny & Michael Gaffney, Foothills Conservancy
Amanda Byrum, Catawba Land Conservancy
Mikey Fulk, Working Lands Trust

Stream Mitigation
Robert Bugg, Wildlands Engineering

Workshop #2 – January 30, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Protecting Your Farm & Forestland

Voluntary and Enhanced Ag. Districts
Tom Dyson, County Extension Director Catawba Co. Cooperative Extension, NC State

Timber/Boundary/Wildlife Management Hunting Leases and Trespass
Jeff Icard, County Ranger C.J. Ingram, Assistant County Ranger North Carolina Forest Service, Catawba Co.

Wills, Trusts, Ladybird Johnson Deeds, Land Transfers, Estate Planning
Brenton Begley, Elder Law Attorney Mcintyre Elder Law

Workshop #3 – Febuary 15, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Lease Agreements
Dr. Andrew Branan, Associate Extension Professor NC State
Finding Land to Lease or Buy Stephen Bishop, Western Director NC FarmLink NC State

Protecting Water Quality & Cost Share Programs
Blake Henley, Soil Conservationist Randy Willis, District Administrator Catawba Soil & Water Conservation District

Forest Management Plans
C.J. Ingram, Assistant County Ranger North Carolina Forest Service, Catawba Co.

Eminent Domain/Landowner Rights and Utility Right-of-Ways
Ronald K. Payne, North Carolina Attorney The Van Winkle Law Firm