Tools to Support Farming and Protect Farmland

Tools that towns can use to support local farms and protect farmland range from zoning regulations to tax incentives to right-to-farm ordinances. As farming differs by community, so too will the types of policies and initiatives a town uses to foster local farms and farmland retention; discovering the best course of action for a particular community will take time and examination of local priorities. Included in this section are information about relevant state statutes and references to model municipal regulations relating to agriculture created by the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG).

Stewart Family Farm cows