*If you would like WNC FarmLink to come speak to your community group, provide an educational workshop on land access, or coordinate a farmer and landowner meet & greet in your community contact to make it happen!*



~March 27th moderating at Mountain Bizwork’s Farm Succession Planning Half-Day Intensive at St. Paul Vineyards in Hendersonville

~March 25th Land Acquisition Workshop at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Community Farm in Alexander, co-presenting with Pat Snyder of the National Land Realty and Phillip Moore of Farm Service Agency

~March 22nd in Boone at the Farm Transition & Estate Planning Workshop with Andrew Branan, presented by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

~March 20th at the Madison County Center, Farmers for America documentary screening

~March 16th at the Southeast Regional Land Trust Alliance Conference in Chattanooga, co-presenting at a Southeast FarmLink panel

~March 8th at the Madison County Farmers Breakfast

~February 5th at Lost Province Brewing in Boone, Farmers for America documentary screening and  landowner/farmer mixer

~January 24th at Habitat Brewery in Asheville, Farmers for America documentary screening and  landowner/farmer mixer


~October 17th at the Watauga Farmland Preservation Committee meeting in Boone.

~September 22nd at the Mountain Farming Education Day in Cherokee County. Starts at 9am at the Tri-County Community College Center for Applied Technology in Marble.

~July 27th at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm, co-presenting with Chris Link, the Community Farm manager, and Chris McWhorter of W.P. Law on Irrigation Design at the Small Farm Scale

~June 26th at the Buncombe County Land Advisory Board Conservation Celebration Dinner in Asheville.

~June 13-16th “Changing Lands, Changing Hands: A National Conference on Farm & Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer” in Denver, CO.

~May 3rd at the Saluda Community Land Trust board meeting

~March 11th & 12th in Asheville at the Organic Growers School Spring Conference, presenting ‘Creative Farmland Access’ with Chris Link from the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Holly Rippon-Butler of the National Young Farmers Coalition

~March 9th in Alexander at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, presenting at the Accessing Land to Farm: Strategies & Partners to Help You Succeed Training

~March 8, 2017 in Mills River at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, presenting at the Regional Land Access Training for Land Trusts

~February 21st, 2017 in Hayesville at the Clay County Ag Breakfast



~Decmber 6th in Marble, NC at the Farm Services Expo at Tri-County Community College Center for Applied Technology

~November 15th in Raleigh at the Annual NC Cooperative Extension Conference

~July 28th in Mills River, NC at the Annual Alternative Crops and Organics Research Tour and Biodynamic Workshop

~July 12th in Mills River presenting at the Cooperative Extension West District County Director meeting

~July 7th in Alexander, NC co-hosting an Irrigation Workshop with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy at their Community Farm

~May 10th in Fletcher, NC, with the WNC Pasture Network, at the Buncombe County Friends of Ag Breakfast, WNC Ag Center, Virginia Boone Building, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, 7-8am

~April 18th in Boone, NC, speaking with the Andrew Branan Law Firm on farmland transition, at Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, 5-8pm

~March 31st in Cherokee, NC at the Swain/Jackson County Producers Breakfast, 9am

~March 29th in Franklin, NC at the Macon County Producers Breakfast, 9am

~March 24th in Spindale, NC at the Rutherford County Farm Bureau Meeting, 6:30pm

~ March 12/13th in Asheville, NC at The Organic Growers School Spring Conference co-presenting ‘Accessing Farmland: Land Trusts, Farmlink & Other Land Access Tools’ with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

~ February 1st in Newton, NC at the Farmland Preservation Workshop for Beginning and Retiring Farmers at the Newton Expo Center, 525 W A Street from 3:30-8:30pm 



~November 18th in Columbus, NC at the Polk County Friends of Agriculture Breakfast at the 4H Center, 135 Locust St in Columbus, NC from 7-8am.

~November 7th in Durham, NC at the CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference                                                            “Making Farmland Accessible”  co-speaking with Holly Rippon-Butler from the National Young Farmers Coalition                              Time: 8:30-10am                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham       Website:

~October 12-13th in Winston-Salem, NC                                                                                                                                                                            Carolina Meat Conference                                                                                                                                                                              Address: The Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC                                                                 Website:

~October 10th in Burnsville, NC                                                                                                                                                                                         Yancey County Farmers Market                                                                                                                                                                               Time: 10:30am-12:30pm                                                                                                                                                                               Address: South Main Street, just south of the Burnsville Square, beside the Town Center   Website:

~September 25th, 2015 in Murphy, NC

Southern Appalachian Family Farms – General Membership Meeting, 5:30-8pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine St, Murphy, NC 28906                                                                                                                                 Contact:

~September 23rd, 2015 in Boone, NC

Accessing Farmland in the Mountains
Please join us for a 3-part workshop on mountain farmland access, leasing and evaluation. There will be a Q & A session afterwards. Sample lease templates and other land access resources will be provided.
Wednesday, September 23rd 6:30-8pm
Watauga County Center
971 W King St, Boone, NC 28607
RSVP: (828) 785-4284 or email:

Accessing Farmland workshop flyer 9-23-15

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