Blue Ridge Aromatics is a craft essential oil distillery in WNC. We are always looking for "waste" or bulk aromatic plants to process into essential oils (including conifer branches). We also offer contract distillation services for herb/flower farmers.
Farmland Conservation / Preservation
Casey and Company Realty is a much different than most real estate companies. We offer the traditional real estate services in addition to connecting farmers and landowners to other resources such as forestry services, pond assessment, business plans and marketing services.
The landowner's guide to sustainable farm leasing!
A guide to North Carolina's statewide efforts to protect farmland for the future, including topics like agricultural planning, local government tools, conservation programs and easements, land trusts, and economic viability strategies.
A fact sheet providing a description of tools and techniques that state and local governments utilize to protect farmland and ensure the economic viability of agriculture, now and into the future.
This is a fantastic guidebook aimed at helping beginning and/or young farmers explore their options for accessing land and credit to start farm businesses. Authors: Severine v T Fleming, Kristen Loria, Kendra Johnson and Cara Siprelle.
Our Farmland Protection Program provides farmers with a means to preserve their family farms or farmland for perpetuity. We often work to raise funds from the USDA ACEP-ALE Program and the NC Ag Development and Farmland Preservation Program to purchase conservation easements.
CTNC and local land trusts work with landowners to voluntarily conserve their land, through conservation easements or sale to a conservation-minded buyer, helping ensure that farms stay in farms and farmers have opportunities to access affordable farmland.
The ADFP Trust Fund encourages the preservation of agricultural, horticultural & forest lands to foster the growth, development & sustainability of family farms. We assist in the preservation of NC’s agricultural economy by providing grants to county governments & non-profit organizations for perpetual and term conservation easements, county agricultural plans, & agriculture development projects.