Wake County’s Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a workshop this month to help the county’s farm and forest landowners hang on to their property.
Wake may have more than a million residents, but it also has more farmland than 58 of the state’s 100 counties, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The annual Keeping the Farm Workshop aims to help landowners keep their farms productive and economically viable, says conservation district director Dale Threatt-Taylor.
“Landowners want to keep their farms, and in Wake County that can be quite the challenge,” Threatt-Taylor said.
The day-long workshop on March 16 will cover topics such as farm and forest land taxes, technical and financial assistance, estate planning, solar leasing, conservation easements and forest management. It will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. Registration is free.
For more information or to register, contact the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-250-1050 or email email@example.com. Lunch will be provided for those who register by Thursday.