Monday, February 9, 2009

Henderson County Farmland Preservation Meetings

Interested in preserving our agriculture heritage and the farm land in Henderson County? If so come and attend one of the following meetings: Whether you are still active in agriculture, just an interested citizen, or an active farmer; these meetings will provide an opportunity to give input to keeping our agricultural lands sustainable.

February 17

Fruitland Baptist Church

Basement Fellowship Hall (or Family Life Center)

150 College Road

Turn north off Hwy 64 onto Gilliam Road

Turn right onto College Road

February 19

Refuge Baptist Church

30 Oleta Road


Intersection of Dana/Oleta and Upward/Ridge roads

February 24

Mills River Elementary School

96 School House Road

Between Boyleston Hwy and Banner Farm Rd

February 26

Crab CreekCommunity Center

53 Jeter Mountain Road

Off Crab Creek Road

All of the above meetings will begin at 7:00. Complimentary dinner will be served at 6:00. Those wanting dinner will need to RSVP at least three days prior to the relevant meeting. RSVP to me at 697-5777 or No RSVP is necessary to attend the meeting. All residents of Henderson County are welcome to attend the meetings

March 4th. (3:00 p.m.)

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

745 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Mills River. This meeting also open to Transylvania County residents to discuss the same issue there.

Green River meeting TBA. If you wish to attend the Green River meeting please let us know and the information will be shared with you as soon as this meeting is scheduled.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.