Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan

Overview

The Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan, adopted by the County Board on December 3, 1981, marked the beginning of the county's participation in the state of Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program, WI State Statute Ch. 91.51 ( Download Viewer ) which provides income tax credits to farm owners who keep their property in agricultural use.

Farmland Preservation Plan Update

Recent changes to Chapter 91 of state statutes requires counties to revise their county Farmland Preservation Plan to maintain landowner eligibility for farmland preservation tax credits. The deadline for recertification of the Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan is December 31, 2010. Dane County has received a DATCP Farmland Preservation Planning Grant to assist in that effort.

Draft Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan

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Proposed Amendments to Dane County Comprehensive Plan

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Current Adopted Plan

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Farmland Preservation Plan ZLR Subcommittee

The Zoning and Land Regulations Committee (ZLR) has the statutory authority to direct the development of the Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan. The ZLR has established the Farmland Preservation Subcommittee to direct the plan update effort.
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Background Documents

September 6, 2011 Meeting

March 21, 2011 Meeting

January 24, 2011 Meeting

November 17, 2010 Meeting

October 6, 2010 Meeting

Revised: November 22nd, 2010