Farmland Preservation

VAD sign

Informational Brochure

Approved county VAD Ordinance

Application for VAD Certification (legal size paper)

VAD Supplemental Tract Form (legal size paper)

The Richmond County Agricultural Advisory Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ag Services Center, 123 Caroline Street in Rockingham to consider and approve any submitted VAD applications.

Board meetings are open to the public.  Current board members are: Danny Bynum, Jim Chandler, Vic Goodman, Jim Lambeth, Jeremy Martin, Tommy Peacock (Chair), Terry Sharpe (Vice-Chair), Jeff Vuncannon, Rusty Williamson and Chris Yaklin.

Please contact Paige Burns, Horticulture agent, at 910.997.8255 for further information on the Voluntary Agricultural District in Richmond County.


Livestock Fencing Educational Meeting

A livestock fencing educational meeting will be held at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office on October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm. This meeting covers fencing for goats, horses, and cattle.  RSVP is required MORE »


4-H Goat Show Placings

The 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is almost mid way through! Richmond County youth have been placing high in each division taking away lots of ribbons, trophies, and premium money. At the MORE »


Caterpillars of Fall

Many people enjoy catching a glimpse of butterflies and moths as they float and flutter through the landscape. Monarch butterflies are minor celebrities these days. Swallowtail butterflies are impressive and eye catching. Caterpillars MORE »

Abby Hamilton teaching at animal science clinic.

4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

4-H youth livestock participants now have 2 shows under their belt for the 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training and clipping their animals for the past month. Many MORE »

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