A Farmland Preservation Zoning ordinance is:
A locally crafted and administered ordinance that seeks to promote agricultural growth, restrict non-agricultural uses, and limit potential land use conflicts
Consistent with or more restrictive than the provisions listed in
A program that makes landowners within a certified district eligible to claim a
farmland preservation tax credit
Certified through application to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Farmland Preservation Zoning Talking Points
Local governments and landowners interested in establishing a farmland preservation zoning district in their municipalities can use these talking points to fuel a discussion on benefits of the program.
List of local jurisdictions with certified farmland preservation zoning ordinances for tax year 2017
This report includes a list of local jurisdictions with a certified district. Contact your zoning authority if you are unsure whether your land is zoned in the farmland preservation zoning district.