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Chatham County Seeks Applicants for Agriculture Advisory Board Vacancies

Post Date:07/22/2020 2:03 PM

PITTSBORO, NC – Chatham County seeks applicants for two vacancies on the Chatham County Agriculture Advisory Board. The deadline to apply to fill the vacancies is July 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be a Chatham County resident actively engaged in farming, agribusiness or a representative of agricultural interests.

The advisory board especially needs a member from the southeast quadrant of the county. The board is also looking for traditional cattle and poultry operators as well as more diversity among its members. The board typically meets eight to ten times a year at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.  

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

The term for one vacancy would expire on June 30, 2022. The term for the other vacancy would expire on June 30, 2023. To complete an online application for committee service, visit Applicants may also contact Lindsay Ray at 919-545-8302 or to obtain a printed or emailed copy. The application deadline is July 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.