Conservation workshops scheduled

Workshops in North Carolina will focus on preserving land through conservation easements and other strategies.

The day-long workshops will be held May 16 in Greenville; and June 6 in Raleigh. Each will be held at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension county centers. One workshop has already been held in Elizabeth City.

The cost of the workshop is $125 for those registering before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before each Friday workshop for those receiving Continuing Education credits and $30 for those not receiving credits. Within three days of each workshop, the cost is $150 for those receiving CEU credits; $40 for those not receiving credits.

These workshops will cover the use of conservation easements as well as tax incentives, programs, laws, regulations and assistance that provide opportunities for agencies, non-profit organizations, farmers, landowners and others to preserve land.

This program will meet the general education needs of farmers, landowners, Extension personnel, federal and state agency officials and non-profit organization employees.

These workshops are designed for appraisers, attorneys, foresters and other professionals who provide consulting, management, legal, valuation or other services to landowners.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover registration, meals and a workshop notebook.

For more information, or to register for the workshop on-line, visit the Web site, or contact Catch Smith at 919-515-3723; fax, 919-515-7448.

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