Polk County Agricultural Economic Development


Objectives: 

 

  • Maintain and enhance Farmland Preservation (VAD and EVAD) in Polk County .
  • Provide networking opportunities and mentorship to new and existing farmers.
  • Assist in scaling up agricultural businesses through training and grant funding.
  • Create market opportunities for Polk County’s agricultural products.
  • Encourage value-added enterprises. Identify trends and provide support services.
  • Help Polk County farmers transition farm land to the next generation of farmers.

 

The Agricultural Economic Development Office is supported by the Farmland Preservation Board, an advisory board to the County Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Agricultural Economic Development office is located in Suite 111of the Mill Spring Agricultural Center.

156 School Rd Mill Spring, NC

Mill Spring, NC 28756

828-894-2281 

 

Dawn Jordan, Director

djordan@polknc.org

 

Amy DeCamp, Farm and Consumer Outreach Specialist

AmeriCorps Project Conserve

adecamp@polknc.org

 

Alex Kazer, Conservation Outreach and Education Coordinator

AmeriCorps Project Conserve

akazer@polknc.org