What is an agricultural district?

An agricultural district is an area of farms that have either enrolled or have applied to the farmland preservation program and are located within 1 mile of each other. The minimum size of a district is 250 acres. The purpose of the districting is to encourage the preservation of a core area, or "critical mass", of farms, rather than isolated farms throughout the County.

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1. What is an Agricultural Development Area?
2. What is an agricultural district?
3. What is a development easement?
4. How does a person apply to this program?
5. Is this a County or State program?
6. How are the applications evaluated?
7. How long does the application process take?
8. How is a farm restricted after the development easement has been sold?
9. Is the land still privately owned after the development easement is sold?
10. How much money is offered for the easement?
11. It is a competitive process?
12. How are the applications funded?