Adamson Farm One

Located in Barrow County, Georgia

This property was donated to us in 2012. It is 92 acres of mostly pasture land.

The property fronts Ga Hwy 53 which is a rapidly moving from mostly agricultural to residential subdivisions.

Press Release for Donation of Land to Barrow County School System      December 18, 2017

The Barrow County School System is pleased to announce that on Monday, December 18, 2017 the Barrow County School System and the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land executed a Deed of Gift Deed document.  The signing of this instrument made it possible for the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land to donate two parcels of land along Highway 53 to the Barrow County School system.  These parcels totaling just over 90 acres will be used by the System’s agriculture programs to expand opportunities for hands on learning activities associated with agriculture education and natural resource conservation.  “We are very thankful and excited about the donation of this land because it will expand the agricultural education opportunities for Barrow County students, and increase their awareness of conservation and stewardship,” said Ashley Best, Agriculture Educator and FFA Advisor for Barrow County Schools.

 

The Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL) was founded in Georgia in 2012 and is a 501-C-3 trust based in Cobb County dedicated to responding to the need for preservation of undeveloped or restorable land in various areas and making it available for responsible use by local communities.  STPAL has taken ownership of over 10,000 acres of natural land across 36 properties in various counties in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.  For more information or a complete list of properties, visit the STPAL website at www.stpal.org. STPAL executive Director, Bill Jones, notes, “Donating these tracts of farm land to the Barrow County School System is an outstanding example of a public private partnership. It fulfills STPAL’s mission to provide public benefit using permanently conserved natural land. STPAL appreciates the efforts of State Representative Terry England, Ashley Best, and others within the Barrow County Schools Agriculture Program to make this transfer a reality and looks forward to seeing the property becoming a valuable resource for agricultural education in Barrow County.”

 

3 Comments on “Adamson Farm One

  1. “Permanently conserved natural land” and using the property for agricultural education are INCONSISTENT. We are watching this closely from The Georgia Club, adjacent to this conservation area.

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    • Agricultural usage and Educational usage are both good and consistent uses of land conserved with the stipulations that this land is conserved. Having both activities is even better. We are enhancing earth science and agricultural education at your local high school by providing 90 acres of farmland at no cost to the taxpayer. This is not something that should attract complaints. To date very little public usage has happened any of the nearby tracts so you are relying on speculation as to the impact on you or your neighborhood. The Georgia Club gave us this land in 2012 knowing that we would eventually have public usage and their documents encouraged it. But we have still moved slowly and intentionally towards public usage as just being natural land is beneficial.

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