This summer The LandTrust completed conservation of the 194‐acre Lois Knox property in western Rowan County. The farm is in an important conservation area for The LandTrust; several other landowners in the area have given conservation easements to The LandTrust, including almost 400 acres conserved by other members of the Knox family.

Transaction funding for this project was provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Sadly, Lois Knox died as we were completing work on this easement, but her heirs, Ben Knox and wife Angela Knox, Robert Knox II, and wife Karen Knox, and Clark Knox, completed the easement donation according to their aunt’s wishes. We wish to thank everyone involved in this project, including the Knox family who graciously saw through what their Aunt Lois had begun ‐ permanent protection of the Historic Knox Farm in Rowan County.