Voluntary Agricultural Districts

Agriculture DistrictTo promote agricultural values and the general welfare of the county and more specifically, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life; encourage the economic and financial health of agriculture; and increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.

The Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance creates a district that will provide greater benefits to farmers than the current program. Participating farms will be allowed to receive up to 25% of their gross sales from certain types of non-farm products and still qualify for agricultural zoning exemptions and be eligible for a higher percentage of cost-share program funding and have priority for other state grant programs.

Voluntary Agricultural District Application