VOF assists Northampton County with 172-acre PDR easement

From Pete Henderson, Northampton County PDR Committee chair¬† Northampton County protected a second working farm last week through its Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program, with the acquisition of a conservation easement on Nottingham Farm near Franktown. Cousins Butch and Add Nottingham of Nassawadox agreed to permanently restrict land use on their 172-acre property in …

VOF, NRCS Partner to Protect Family Dairy in Rockbridge County

By Barbara Bowen, NRCS “When milk prices tanked, nobody saw it coming. Instead of using the money to better the farm, we are now using it to buy the farm.” That simple statement from Rockbridge County dairy owner Linda Leech summarizes the positive impact conservation easements can have on farm families. Offered through a partnership …