Horse Farm Conservation Forum Feb. 27

Published 11:46 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Pacolet Area Conservancy will hold a Horse Farm Conservation Forum Sunday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Old Tryon Depot, located on Depot Street in Tryon.

Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will include a Steeplechase parking space, a stay at Dogwood Farm Kennels and gift certificates.

The symposium will feature a 10-minute video with interviews about how Virginia’s Piedmont Environmental Council protected their vast horse country, a conservation map showing where specific farms fit into the local horse country, conservation and equestrian panel members to answer questions and address myths and misconceptions about conservation easements, information about how protecting your horse farm may qualify you for federal and state tax benefits in 2011 and information on how horse farm preservation can set the standard for the area’s conservation efforts.

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The program is sponsored by Wyllys and Cathy Taylor; Little Mountain Farm Supply of Tryon; Melrose, Seago & Lay, Attorneys at Law of Waynesville, N.C.; and Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital of Columbus.