How are the applications evaluated?

Applications are evaluated by both the CADB and the SADC using adopted easement purchase criteria. Both County and State criteria emphasize the quality of soils, the municipality's commitment to agriculture, and the proximity of the farm to other farms enrolled in the farmland preservation program. If the farm adjoins another preserved farm, there is no minimum farm size for an application, otherwise, the minimum size is 40 acres.

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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?