What is Private Land Stewardship? Lessons from Agricultural Opinion Leaders in North Carolina
Shari L Rodriguez, M Nils Peterson, Frederick W Cubbage, Erin O Sills, Howard D Bondell
Sustainability | MDPI AG | Published : 2018
Funding and support for our research were provided by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Texas A&M University, The Dean's Office of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University, and the North Carolina Farm Bureau. We thank William (Billy) Bridges (Clemson University) and Xiaodong Chen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) for their statistics assistance. We would also like to thank Tim Jones and Susan Woodall of the USDA Farm Service Agency, and Don Riley of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, for providing information about Farm Bill programs in North Carolina. Lastly, we thank the North Carolina Farm Bureau staff, especially Chester Lowder, for their invaluable assistance with implementing our survey and North Carolina Farm Bureau county advisory board members for the generosity of their time in participating in our study.