Agricultural Advisory Board

Current Members

Jackie Anderson

Jimmy Arthur

Dale Dawson

Glen Ipock

Dietrich Kilpatrick

David Parker

Johnny Pritchard

Carl Turner

Wyatt Whitford

Craven County Soil & Water Conservation District Appointment

Dietrich Kilpatrick

Ex Officio Members

Patrick Baker, Craven Soil & Water Conservation
Pamela Hawkins, Craven Soil & Water Conservation
Mike Carroll, NC Cooperative Extension, Craven County
Tom Glasgow, NC Cooperative Extension, Craven County

Description of Volunteer Agricultural District

Administer provision of the Craven County Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance and perform other agricultural related tasks or duties assigned by the Craven Count Board of Commissioners.

Qualifications 1) resident of area Township representing; 2) agricultural landowner; 3) actively and directly involved in agricultural production on at least 10 acres of farmland 4) special interest, experience, or education in agriculture and/or rural land preservation.

Upcoming Vacancies: September 2014


Craven County has established agricultural districts to protect and preserve agricultural lands and activities.  These districts have been developed and mapped by the county to inform all purchasers of real property that certain agricultural and forestry activities, including, but not limited to, pesticide spraying, manure spreading, machinery and truck operation, livestock operations, sawing, and other common farming activities may occur in these districts any time during the day or night.   Maps and information on the location of enlisted farmlands can be found on the Craven County GIS web site located at

 Additionally, efforts established the Craven County Agricultural Advisory Board to administer farmland preservation efforts; provide the agricultural community an opportunity to provide input to Craven County Commissioners in their decisions that may affect agriculture; and, increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.

  Information regarding enrollment or establishment of these districts can be obtained from: 

Craven County Soil & Water Conservation District
302 Industrial Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone:  (252) 637-2547, Extension 3
Fax:  (252) 514-2009
Email Contact:

 Click here for the pdf version of the Craven_County_Agricultural_Development_Plan 
(84 pages)

Click here for the pdf version of the Craven County Voluntary Agricultural District & Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance
(17 pages)




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