Chatham County seeks applicants for Agriculture Advisory Board

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County seeks applicants for two vacancies on the Chatham County Agriculture Advisory Board. Applicants must be a Chatham County resident actively engaged in farming, agribusiness or a representative of agricultural interests.

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The Agriculture Advisory Board advises the Chatham County Board of Commissioners on agricultural and related land-use issues. The advisory board also reviews applications for farm properties to be designated as a Voluntary Agriculture District to make sure they meet state requirements.

The Agriculture Advisory Board especially needs a member from the southeast and northeast quadrants of the county. The board typically meets eight to ten times a year at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. 

One member’s term will expire June 30, 2022, and the other will expire June 30, 2023. To complete an online application, go here. Applicants may also contact Lindsay Ray at 919-545-8302 or to obtain a printed or emailed copy. The deadline to apply is July 13, 2020, at 5 p.m.