Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register to attend.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services to provide a program to purchase permanent conservation easements on properties within the 100-year floodplain that are currently used for swine production. The program helps to reduce the potential for pollution from active animal operations by purchasing an owner’s certification to operate a feedlot within the 100-year floodplain.
|Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018||Duplin County Agriculture Center, Auditorium 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC||6- 8:30 p.m.||Angie Quinn, 910-296-2120, ext. 3;Angie.Quinn@duplincountync.com|
|Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018||Cumberland County Agriculture Center, 301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC||Noon-2:30 p.m.||Donna Foster; 910-484-8479 ext. 3;email@example.com|
|Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018||Martin County USDA Service Center, 104 Kehukee Park Road, Williamston, NC||6- 8:30 p.m.||Cathy Barber; 252-792-4350, ext. 3; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018||Craven County Agricultural Center 302 Industrial Drive, New Bern NC||Noon-2:30 p.m.||Pam Hawkins; 252-633-0397; email@example.com|
The program began after Hurricane Floyd hit our state in 2000 and left many with flooding issues and damage. This grant-funded and voluntary program invites producers to submit a bid even if they have not previously been selected. Follow this link for more information on the swine floodplain buyout: