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Farmland Preservation Agreements
Eligible farmers located in a designated AEA may enter into voluntary farmland preservation agreements with the state in order to claim the farmland preservation tax credits. By entering into this agreement, a farmer agrees to keep land in agricultural use for the period of time specified in the agreement. Agreements must be for at least 15 years. Application materials are available by clicking the links below.
to see if your farm is located in a designated AEA.
For more information about farmland preservation agreements and the farmland preservation tax credit:
Modifying a farmland preservation agreement (pre-June 20, 2009 or under 2009 WI Act 374)
Landowners with a farmland preservation agreement signed prior to June 30, 2009, or that was entered into under 2009 WI Act 374 may modify the existing agreement to become eligible for the $5 per acre per year farmland preservation credit available under the new program. Application materials for modifying a farmland preservation agreement are available by clicking the links below.