Durham County, NC, Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Plan

Adopted 2009



Farmland Protection 

The farmland preservation plan for this county addresses the emergence of a diverse small farm sector focused on local marketing opportunities and seeks to protect and promote farming opportunities to meet local market demand. The plan inventories agricultural crops and market opportunities, and addresses issues such as urban agriculture, food security, and agritourism. It explores connections to the county’s comprehensive plan and adopted open space plans, as well as the county’s Unified Development Ordinance, and explores farmland preservation tools and funding opportunities. The plan offers a lengthy list of detailed recommendations and action items, with implementation partners and timelines included.

Durham, NC

2010 Population: 267,587

2010 Population Density: 935.70/square mile