1Description

Comprehensive plans consider agricultural land uses. They take into consideration applicable county agricultural and farmland protection plans created by county agricultural and farmland protection board, include fact based findings, outline a strategy and implementation plan, and appoint agricultural representative to the local planning board.

2Purpose

To preserve the cultural, visual, environmental and economic contributions of agriculture.

3Issues

Additional administrative burden especially if a Farmland Protection Board is empanelled.

Capacity Requirements:

  1. Technical study required to support policies with fact-based findings.
  2. Cooperation among multiple land owners is likely; possibly between municipalities.

4Advantages

Can be used to leverage inter-municipal cooperation. State policies and resources can be accessed to help the local community