Farmland preservation zoning, like other general zoning districts, require that lands within the district conform to a set of land use standards enumerated in a general zoning ordinance. Land uses within certified farmland preservation zoning districts are limited to agriculture and other compatible uses. These ordinances are locally crafted but must meet or be more restrictive than standards identified in Ch. 91 for Farmland Preservation Zoning.
Landowners with lands covered by a certified farmland preservation zoning district may be eligible to claim a $7.50/acre tax credit provided they meet other eligibility requirements, such as complying with state soil and water conservation standards . Landowners within a district who choose not to claim the credit still must comply with land use restrictions identified in the local ordinance.