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.
To preserve the cultural, visual, environmental and economic contributions of agriculture.
Additional administrative burden especially if a Farmland Protection Board is empanelled.
- Technical study required to support policies with fact-based findings.
- Cooperation among multiple land owners is likely; possibly between municipalities.
Can be used to leverage inter-municipal cooperation. State policies and resources can be accessed to help the local community
Farmland Information Center Working Paper