Farmland Preservation Program

​Wisconsin's Farmland Preservation Program helps farmers and local governments preserve farmland, protect soil and water, and minimize land use conflicts. Through participation in the program:

  • Counties develop farmland preservation plans
  • Local governments can develop farmland preservation zoning districts
  • Landowners and local governments together form Agricultural Enterprise Areas
  • Landowners meet soil and water conservation standards to become eligible to claim an income tax credit​​

The 2021 Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Petition Cycle is now open. Petitions will be accepted until August 2, 2021.