OFFICE OF FARMLAND PRESERVATION (OFP)
Are you a farm or forest land owner interested in land conservation options?
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd P. Haymore and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Commissioner Matthew J. Lohr invite you to attend an important land conservation workshop specifically designed for working farm and forest landowners. Join other producers for a day-long session to learn more about conservation easements, and how this tool may help you meet the long-term goals that you have for your farming operation, and your family. Sessions will include an overview of conservation easement mechanics, the tax implications of donating or selling an easement, and how to find good partners to start the process. The workshop also will include a landowner panel that will share their experiences with conservation easements. Additional time will be given for you to provide your input to Secretary Haymore and Commissioner Lohr as to ways to increase the amount of working land protected as part of Governor McDonnell’s 400,000 acre goal during his term in office.