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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 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: 

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:

Relates to goals: 5 Land in Agriculture 

Contact: Peg Elmer,