LEWISBURG, W.Va. — On September 17, 2020, the Greenbrier County Farmland Protection Board (GCFPB) secured permanent protection on the Perrywinkle Farm, owned by Bob & Britt Ludwig, a 57-acre farm in the Lewisburg District of Greenbrier County.
The Farmland Protection Program is a voluntary program that offers landowners the opportunity to sell or donate a permanent conservation easement on qualifying farmland, with the quality of the soil being the most important factor.
In accordance with state law, a portion of the real estate transfer tax is made available for the purchase of conservation easements on farmland in Greenbrier County. Additionally, to encourage land conservation nationally, tax benefits are available for the donation of qualifying easements. More than 3,200 acres of Greenbrier County farmland has been placed in conservation easements since the county activated the program in 2006.