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ADFP Trust Fund Cycle 17 Applications

Thank you for your interest in the Farmland Preservation Divisionā€™s Cycle 17 application process. The application process opens Monday October 9th, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and closes Monday December 18th, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

No Beehive Grant Fund applications will be accepted this year.

2023 Application Guidelines

2023 NC County Tier Designations

ADFP Trust Fund Rules and Policies

Conservation Easement Application Portal   (Under Construction, Coming Soon!)

Agricultural Plan Application Portal (Under Construction, Coming Soon!)

Agricultural Development Project Application Portal (Under Construction, Coming Soon!)

Additional Conservation Easement Purchase Funds Application Portal (Under Construction, Coming Soon!)

Local Agricultural Growth Zones Application Portal   (Under Construction, Coming Soon!)

Conservation Easement Application Checklist

Conservation Easement Application Budget Instructions

Additional Easement Funding Information Packet

Agricultural Plan Application Instructions

Agricultural Development Project Application Budget Instructions

Local Agricultural Growth Zones Information Packet

Microsoft Excel DocumentConservation Easement Budget Worksheet (MS Excel file)

Microsoft Excel DocumentConservation Easement Application Scoring Rubric (MS Excel file)

Cycle 17 USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Information Packet

Present-Use Value (PUV) Survey Guide

RCPP Interactive Map: Preserving Upriver Farms to Reduce Flooding in NC

Present-Use Value (PUV) Conservation Easement Program Information Packet

Microsoft Excel DocumentPresent-Use Value (PUV) Conservation Easement Program Worksheet (MS Excel file)

Option to Purchase an ADFP Agricultural Conservation Easement

Landowner Pledge for Future Agricultural Production

Conservation Easement Grant Application Prescreens


If you have previously applied, both applications are new, and existing usernames and passwords are not valid.

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.


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 Sarah Weavil 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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