Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance Ord. No. 2005-20

Jurisdiction Name: Cabarrus
State/Province: NC
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 178,072
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2005
GFC Topic: community food production, community food security
Keywords: advisory board, agriculture, economic development, education, farmer, local food, organic, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Cabarrus County Boards of Commissioners

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Carrabus County Agricultural Advisory Board
Support Entity(s):

North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Cabarrus Center, Cabarrus County

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: Agricultural Development Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (grant), The Cannon Foundation (grant), Cabarrus County (sustainable agriculture projects fund)
Policy Outcome(s):

Established three voluntary agriculture districts in Cabarrus County; identified how the advisory board for each district would be staffed; identified how to categorize and certify farmland for purposes of agriculture district; established appeal procedures for farmland designation within agriculture districts; enabled the creation of the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1