Baldwin Beef Farm Forever Protected

V. Mac Baldwin purchased his first calf when he was 10 years old. His wife Peggy grew up on a cattle farm near Burlington. In 1981, V. Mac and Peggy Baldwin bought a 331-acre run down tobacco farm in Caswell County and created the “homeplace” that anchors their multi-generational family farm operation today. Their son Craig and several grandchildren work on the farm. The farm provides scenic vistas of white Charolais cattle grazing on rolling green hills on NC Highway 86 just a few miles south east of Yanceyville.

Thanks to the patience and persistence of V. Mac and Peggy Baldwin, the homeplace, along with
additional land they’ve acquired since 1981, will remain farmland forever. On October 31, 2017,
V. Mac and Peggy Baldwin signed a conservation agreement to permanently protect 424 acres of
Baldwin Family Farm. This project has been in the works for several years and would not be possible without the Baldwin’s commitment to farmland preservation.

PLC completed this project with grant funds from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Additional funding from the Conservation Trust of North Carolina helped offset costs that were not covered by the state and federal programs. By the terms of the conservation agreement, the land cannot be subdivided and any future buildings must be located near existing farm structures and used solely for agriculture. These restrictions help secure the agricultural viability of the property, which helps protect a source for local foods for years to come.