Petitioning for Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Designation

​The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Link to ag enterprise areas webinar on the petition processConsumer Protection accepts AEA petitions requesting designation once a year. Wisconsin law allows up to 2 million acres to be designated as agricultural enterprise areas. Petitions are developed through the cooperation of the landowners and town and county governments where the proposed area is located.

The 2019 Agricultural Enterprise Area petition cycle begins November 30, 2018. Petitions for both newly designated AEAs and petitions for modifications are due by June 21, 2019. Please contact Natalie Cotter at with any questions, or to schedule an informational meeting regarding the petition process.

Agricultural Enterprise Area petitions for the 2019 cycle can be found below. Look to the petition instructions document for details on petition components, and submission.


Agricultural Enterprise Area modification petitions for the 2018 cycle can be found below. Look to the petition modification instructions document for details on modification components, and submission. Those petitioning for modification must already have a designated AEA in their community.