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ADFP Trust Fund Cycle XIII Applications

Applications open on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. The deadline is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

No Beehive Grant Fund applications will be accepted this year.

2019 Application Guidelines

2019 NC County Tier Designations

Please note: If you have previously applied with the ADFP Trust Fund via the online application system, you may use your existing username and password.

If completing applications for both conservation easements and agricultural development projects/agricultural plans, you must register unique usernames. Usernames do not cross over between the different applications.

Conservation Easement Application:

Conservation Easement Application Portal

Conservation Easement Application Checklist

Conservation Easement Application Budget Instructions

Conservation Easement Budget Worksheet

Financial Affidavit for Beginning Farmers and Limited Resource Farmers

Option to Purchase an ADFP Agricultural Conservation Easement


AgriculturalĀ Development Project/Agricultural Plan Application:

Project and Plan Application Portal

Project and Plan Application Budget Instructions

Project and Plan Budget Worksheet


Please note: All applicants for conservation easements, agricultural development projects, and agricultural plans must be non-profit conservation organizations or county agencies, per N.C.G.S.106-744. Farmers, landowners, and others interested in applying must partner with a non-profit conservation organization or county agency to participate in an ADFP Trust Fund grant proposal.

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Laura Brookshire at 919-707-3074 or

North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3071

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