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Publications and Templates

The publications and templates below are for educational purposes only, and are not to be taken as legal advice. The information contained in the publications is to enhance your knowledge of the topics addressed, and any templates provided are designed to assist you in understanding the elements of agreement with another party on the subject matter, and to help guide your professional adviser (e.g. attorney) in recommended elements in such agreements.

Voluntary Agricultural District Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) DRAFT Template (The template may be used for extending the application of a Voluntary Agricultural District county ordinance to an incorporated municipal area of the county)

(LEASES) Sample Letter Terminating a Verbal Farm Tenancy. This template letter may be used to advise a farm tenant, who is farming the land on an oral agreement (without a written lease), that their tenancy will end at the end of the year. Under North Carolina law (N.C.G.S. §42-14) an annual tenancy must be terminated no less than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the tenancy. By law in North Carolina, agricultural tenancies run from January 1 to January 1, so notice must be received by the tenant no later than November 30. HOWEVER, in certain counties, N.C.G.S. §42-23, mandates that verbal agricultural tenancies run from December 1 to December 1 to December 1, so notice must be received by the tenant no later than October 31. Such is applicable to the following counties:  Alamance, Anson, Ashe, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gaston, Greene, Hoke, Jones, Lenoir, Lincoln, Montgomery, Onslow, Pender, Person, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne and Yadkin. The attached template can be modified depending on which county the parcel is located.

(LEASES) Pasture Lease Template. This Pasture lease template was developed pursuant to the NC Choice New Farm Grazing Project, funded by USDA NIFA. Straightforward farm lease.