Agricultural Land Use Planning
Food System and Agricultural Land Use Planning Modules Released
Food system and agricultural land use planning guidance modules for local and regional land use planners
The Agricultural Land Use Planning Task Force has developed a series of online modules to guide land use planners on such topics as composting, agritourism, farmland conservation, farmland and property taxes, and land use regulations. The Task Force formed a project team to develop the modules, which was managed by Community-Resilience.org and included staff members from Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Vermont Housing and Conservation Bureau, Vermont Natural Resource Council, Composting Association of Vermont, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, Lamoille County Planning Commission and several consultants.
Module topics include:
- Food System Planning
- Agricultural Land Conservation
- Farmland and Property Taxes
- Local Land Use Regulations
- State Land Use Regulations
The planning guidance modules build off the work of Sustaining Agriculture, an agricultural land use planning guide from the 1990’s developed by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
The modules can be found here on the Farm to Plate website at: http://www.vtfoodatlas.com/story/sustaining-agriculture-land-use-planning-modules
Relates to goals: 5 Land in Agriculture
Contact: Peg Elmer, firstname.lastname@example.org