Farmland Preservation and Working Lands Initiative
ATCP 49: Farmland Preservation Program rulemaking New!
The Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative was signed into law in 2009 and is comprised of the following three programs:
- Farmland Preservation Program
- Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Program
- Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program
of farmland preservation plans, ordinances and AEAs New!
Map of current participation in the Farmland Preservation Program - 1/10/2012 (1 page PDF)
The Working Lands Initiative was developed with the assistance of the Working Lands Steering Committee.
Final Report: August 17, 2006 - 64 page PDF, 922 KB
Under Wisconsin Act 28, DATCP, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, must report to the Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Administration on farmland preservation by Dec. 31, 2011 and biennially thereafter.