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.

Capacity Requirements:

  1. Technical study required to support policies with fact-based findings.
  2. 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

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