Organic Dairy Farm Permanently Conserved

December 30, 2015
The Lindley Farm at Lindale Farm

TLC’s Leigh Ann Hammerbacher (second from right) presents members of the Lindley family – Neill II, Neill, and Cori – with an official conservation easement sign to display on their organic dairy farm.

With the generosity of the Lindley family and support from members like you, TLC recently conserved the 182-acre Lindale Farm in the Silk Hope area of Chatham County. This project brings the total amount of farmland protected in this agricultural community to 565 acres!

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Lindale Farm is owned and operated by Neill and Cori Lindley, Neill’s father, and their son. Neill is a 5th generation farmer and in 2009 transitioned the farm from a conventional dairy to an organic dairy farm for cows and goats. The Lindley Family serves as a national model for conservation practices on their farm and innovation in production.

Neill Lindley II

Neill Lindley II poses with a goat that supplies milk for his family’s organic dairy farm.

The 182-acre conservation easement allows for farming and agricultural related structures, but prohibits future subdivision of the property. TLC holds the easement and is responsible for making sure the easement’s terms are followed into the future.

“The Lindley’s are a wonderful example of a farm family that has a long-term commitment to their farm and its natural resources,” said Leigh Ann Hammerbacher, TLC Associate Director of Conservation and Stewardship. “They serve as a model for innovative and successful production and conservation at the state and national level.”

The Lindleys donated a significant portion of the land value and additional funding from the NC Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the Federal Farm and Ranchland Protection Program sealed the deal. This project was truly a team effort – thank you to everyone involved, including you, our dedicated supporters.


Learn more about TLC’s Silk Hope Farmland Protection efforts by watching this short video. 

As you enjoy a glass of milk or hot cocoa this holiday season, we hope you take pride in all the good you helped achieve this year for local farms like Lindale Farm. Help even more by making a gift to TLC today. Your investment will support clean and healthy land, water, and food in the Triangle now, and for future generations!

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