Voluntary Agriculture District Application

Application for Rockingham County

Voluntary Agricultural District Program

 

Complete and mail form to:

                                    Jason D Byrd

                                    525 NC Hwy 65, Suite 100

                                    Reidsville NC 27320

 

APPLICANT:

 

Name:________________________________________________________________________

Adress:________________________________________________________________________

City:________________________________________State:__________ Zip Code: ___________

Phone Number (Day):______________________     (Evening): ___________________________

E-Mail: ________________________________________________________________________

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

 

Property Location/Address(s):_____________________________________________________

            Parcel Identification Number (PIN):___________________ Acres__________________

            Parcel Identification Number (PIN):___________________ Acres__________________

            Parcel Identification Number (PIN):___________________ Acres__________________

            Parcel Identification Number (PIN):___________________ Acres__________________

Total Numbers of Acres on all tracts of land: ___________________

 

Does this land have a plan on file with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service or the NC Forest Service?

 

Yes:______ No: ________

 

 

Is the land enrolled in Present Use Value taxation program with Rockingham County Tax Office?

 

Yes:______ No:________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please complete this section for general information about your farm.

 

  1. How long have you owned and operated your farm?______ years
  2. How long have you lived on your farm?______ years
  3. How many acres on your farm are under cultivation?_____acres (estimate)
  4. What are the major crops you plant each year?

    ____________________________________________________________________________

  5. How many acres on your farm are used for pasture?_______ acres(estimate)
  6. How many acres on your farm are used for woodland/forestry? ______acres (estimate)
  7. If your family has owned and operated the farm over 100 years, would you be interested in the Century Farm Program? This is an Rockingham County and NC Dept. of Agriculture recognition program for family farms that have continued to farm for over 100 years.

 _______yes _____no ______N/A

 

 

Volunteer opportunity:

The Rockingham County Agricultural Advisory Board is made up of volunteers, who are interested in the counties’ agricultural concerns: protection, preservation, economic sustainability, and the future of farming and agriculture in Rockingham County.

If you are interested in being a potential member of the Agricultural Advisory Board, please indicate by signing below.

 

____ Yes,  please inform me when a position on the AAB is available.

____ No, thank you not at this time.

 

Signature:_______________________________________________

 

Text Box: For questions or more information, please contact: Jason Byrd Rockingham County Soil and Water Conservation 525 NC HWY 65, Suite 100 Reidsville NC 27320 (336) 342-8260 jbyrd@co.rockingham.nc.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) conservation agreements are for a period of ten years. The landowner may revoke the agreement through a written request to the Rockingham County Agricultural Advisory Board. A Conservation Agreement for land within a Voluntary Agricultural District shall be automatically renewed for an additional term of ten years unless either the Agricultural Advisory Board or the landowner(s) gives written notice to the contrary prior to the termination date of the Conservation Agreement. At the end of each ten-year term, the Conservation Agreement shall automatically renew for an additional ten-year term unless notice of termination is given.

 

I [We] have read the Conservation Agreement details above and I [we] understand the benefits of the VAD program.

SIGNATURE________________________________________      DATE_______________________

____I [WE] ARE SEEKING DESIGNATION AS A VOLUNTARY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT.

 

OWNER[S] CERTIFICATION:

I [WE], the applicant[s] and landowner(s), herby certify that, to the best of my [our] knowledge, the foregoing application is complete and accurate.

 

Signature:_______________________________________           Date:________________________

Signature:_______________________________________           Date:________________________

Signature:_______________________________________           Date:________________________

Signature:_______________________________________           Date:________________________

 

 

     
     
     

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