Landowners can apply for a farmland preservation agreement for owned land located within an agricultural enterprise area (AEA). A farmland preservation agreement requires the land to be kept in agricultural use for 15 years and to meet state soil and water conservation standards. In return, the agreement enables the landowner to claim a
farmland preservation tax credit.
Application for a farmland preservation agreement
Instructions for completing an agreement application
Sample of farmland preservation agreement contract
Frequently asked questions: Details about eligibility, benefits, allowable land uses, conservation compliance, land sales and ownership, and claiming the tax credit.
Map of Agricultural Enterprise Areas: If you need assistance to determine whether your farm is located with in an existing AEA, please contact the county land conservation department in the county where your farm is located or the famland preservation program.