|Farmland Protection is only one tool for preserving farmland. It is often said that the most efficient way to preserve farmland is to have profitable farm businesses. Undoubtedly this is true, but in areas with high development pressure, non-farm uses can outbid even the most profitable farm business. Farmland protection programs can help municipalities to retain their rural character while keeping the farmland affordable to the next generation of farmer.
The Town of Macedon has started a successful program.
Power Point presentations about preservation.
A workbook to guide the decision making process.
Click on the following for an on-line workbook with links to web sites that have a lot more information regarding conservation easements-