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Agricultural Preservation Board

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The primary purpose of the Agricultural Preservation Board (APB) is to promote the economic and cultural importance of agriculture in the county, and to encourage voluntary preservation and protection of farmland for future production.

The Agricultural Preservation Board is a body comprised of up to seven (7) at-large members, plus one (1) member from each of the seven (7) Agricultural Districts in the county.  Each member is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). 

Agricultural Preservation Board member list

The Agricultural Preservation Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Environment & Agricultural Center, 306 Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC 

Meeting schedule

Volunteer or find out more about the process of being appointed to the Agricultural Preservation Board.

Additional resources:

APB Agendas and Minutes

Agricultural Trends in Orange County

APB background

Informational Guide for Orange County Farmers

The Future of Farmland in Orange County

Voluntary Agricultural District Program