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 petition cycle is closed. For information about the petition process and see previous year's petition information, visit Petitioning for Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Designation​​.

Check out the Introduction to the Farmland Preservation Program:


For more program tutorials, including Claiming the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit in WI, please visit our YouTube playlist​