Farmland Preservation Planning

​A farmland preservation plan: 

  • Establishes a local vision for agricultural preservation, agricultural development, and the development of agricultural enterprises at the county level 
  • Is a nonbinding guidance document which can help counties and towns establish policies to protect farmland for the future 
  • Makes counties and towns eligible to participate in other parts of the Farmland Preservation Program such as Agricultural Enterprise Areas and Farmland Preservation Zoning
  • Does not impose land use restrictions by itself
  • Does not create farmland preservation tax credit eligibility by itself ​