Keeping the Farm Workshop

Our annual Keeping the Farm Workshop is a great opportunity for Wake County farm and forest landowners to learn about topics related to their concerns and interests for their property. Ensure your farm and forest land stays in the family for generations to come! If you missed the Workshop this year, see below for presentation slides and videos from this year's Keeping the Farm Workshop.

Keeping the Farm 2021

Due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold an in-person Keeping the Farm (KTF) Workshop this year, so the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District decided to host its first virtual KTF event! The workshop streamed live through YouTube on Wednesday, March 24, from 1–4 p.m. The recorded workshop and can be viewed above or you can watch the live stream recording directly from YouTube at

Topics for this year's workshop included:

Welcome: Wake County Commissioners Vickie Adamson and Matt Calabria
Property Tax Update: Mishele Lord and Braxton Williford, Wake County Tax Administration
Farm Service Agency Programs: Larry Adams, USDA Farm Service Agency
Estate, Gift and Capital Gains Tax Changes: Jason Page, Law Office of Jason R. Page
Conservation Options for Your Farm: Leigh Ann Hammerbacher, Triangle Land Conservancy

PlanWake: Terry Nolan and Sharon Peterson, Wake County Planning

Keeping the Farm Workshop Overview