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Theodore Feitshans

Professor Emeritus

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Ted Feitshans has developed a dynamic and vital Extension education program in environmental and agricultural law. Currently he provides programming in liability avoidance and risk management, estate planning and business succession, oil and gas law, environmental compliance, and land use. Applied research interests include pesticide drift regulation and labeling, property interests in oil and gas rights, compulsory pooling of oil and gas production, farmland preservation, and water quality. He was inducted into the North Carolina State University Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2008.


  • 2010  Best Seat in the House Award, Great IDEA Awards, awarded to Ted Feitshans and David Saxowsky by Great Plains IDEA for serving as co-faculty chairs of the AG*IDEA program in Agricultural and Environmental Law.
  • 2009 Winner, Table Topics contest, Toastmasters, Area 52
  • 2008 Outstanding Teacher for 2007-2008,
  • 2009 American Society for Horticultural Science, Extension Materials Awards – Bulletin Category for the publication titled “Best Management Practices for Field Production of Nursery Stock” (team award)
  • Outstanding Teacher 2007-2008
  • N. C. Cooperative Extension 20-year Service Award
  • 2006 AAEA Distinguished Extension Program Award (team award)
  • 2006 North Carolina State Grange Search for Excellence Outstanding Program Initiative Award, Agriculture Category (team award)
  • 2006 SAEA Outstanding Extension Program Award (team award)
  • 2001 NCACES Extension Education Award
  • 1999 NCACES Extension Education Award
  • 1998 NCACES Extension Education Award


North Carolina Estate Procedure Pamphlet
Property Decisions for Estate Planning (AG-688-07)
Estate Plan Documents Explained (AG-688-061)
The Surviving Spouse (AG-688-051)
Your Estate Plan – Where to Begin (AG-688-04)
Where There is a Will, There is a Way (AG-688-02)
How Do You Own Your Property (AG-688-01)
Deciding How to Structure Your Business
Taxation of Estates and Estates after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act – January 2018



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