What is an agricultural security area?
Agricultural security areas are intended to promote more permanent and viable farming operations over the long term by strengthening the farming community's sense of security in land use and the right to farm. Agricultural security areas are created by local municipalities in cooperation with individual landowners who agree to collectively place at least 250 acres in an agricultural security area.
Agricultural security areas provide three main benefits to landowners:
Having land enrolled in an Agricultural Security Area does not restrict a landowner's ability to use his or her property for non-agricultural development purposes.
Application forms can be obtained directly from your municipality or by contacting our office by phone, e-mail or regular mail. All owners of the proposed agricultural security tracts must sign the application form for each parcel being offered for inclusion in the agricultural security area. Applications should be mailed to the municipality by certified mail with return receipt requested.