Douglas County is in the process of revising its Farmland Preservation Plan; now required by the state to take place every ten years.
The intent of Farmland Preservation is to encourage counties to plan for the future of agriculture in their county and to make farmland designated for Farmland Preservation eligible for farm incentive programs. The Farmland Preservation Plan is not regulatory.
The Farmland Preservation Plan Committee was formed by the County Board and has been working on the plan revision for the last several months. The Committee has produced a draft Farmland Preservation Map based on three factors: soil capability, existing agricultural use, and zoned agricultural use.