The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) 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.
For more information on petitioning for an AEA, please watch the short tutorial AEA 2020 Petition Period Update.
The Agricultural Enterprise Area petition period for 2023 is now open. Petitions are due on July 28, 2023. Petition applicaitons can be found below. Petition instructions are incorporated into the application.
Agricultural Enterprise Area modification petitions for the 2023 cycle can be found below. A modification petition is used to amend an existing AEA, often times to add new landowners to a boundary. Petition modification instructions are incorporated into the application and include details on modification components and submission.
Digital Signature Pages for the Petition Application:
Please contact Wednesday Jordan at
DATCPWorkingLands@Wisconsin.gov with any questions, or to schedule an informational meeting regarding the petition process.
Example of Successful Petitions