Preserving working family farms is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler's top priorities. In March 2005, he delivered his "Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Strategy" to the General Assembly. During that legislative session, the General Assembly passed House Bill 607 establishing the
Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update as of January 4, 2021:
In accordance with Executive Order No. 116 and directives from Commissioner Troxler, Farmland Preservation Division staff will be telecommuting until further notice. Staff will be on a limited in-office schedule.
Group gatherings, such as workshops, meetings, and conferences, are currently postponed until further notice. All other functions of the Farmland Preservation Division and ADFP Trust Fund remain normal.
Please review the following notes regarding division activities:
- While telecommuting, staff will be accessible via email and call forwarding from office phones.
- Current grantees may continue to submit payment requests and contract documents for approval during this time.
- Scheduled and future on-site monitoring farm visits will be conducted as scheduled.
- Cycle XIV conservation easement site visits will be conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Cycle XIV development project and agricultural plan application interviews will be conducted virtually.
Thank you for your understanding, and please review this page for updates as they become available.
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