On the Local Level Summer 2009
ALAMANCE COUNTY Farm Bureau is proud to sponsor the 2009 Farm Bureau Farm Experience Tour on Sept. 26 and invites everyone to travel a scenic route through northeastern Alamance County to discover some of agriculture’s hidden gems. After visiting five farms, the tour will conclude with a dinner of locally grown foods at Martin’s Chapel Church in the Pleasant Grove community. The cost for the tour and dinner is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, call Alamance County Farm Bureau at (336) 226-2477.
ANSON COUNTY Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors recently played an instrumental role in writing the county’s Voluntary and Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance. The board sponsored the first meeting, and directors Bobby McCollum, Kevin Martin and Robert Ross served on the steering committee that wrote the ordinance. County commissioners officially adopted the ordinance March 3. Farm Bureau members are now working with Anson County Cooperative Extension to implement and oversee the ordinance for county landowners.