Landowners can request to have their property added to a Certified Agricultural District during Jefferson County's Annual Individual Inclusions open enrollment. The Jefferson County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board announces that the next annual open enrollment period for the addition of viable agricultural lands into Jefferson County Agricultural Districts will take place from June 1st through June 30th . Note that property can only be removed from an Agricultural District during the District's eight-year review.
Agricultural Districts are intended to encourage the continued use of farmland for agricultural production. Enrollment of viable agricultural lands into a State certified Agricultural District provides protection of accepted agricultural practices through New York State Agricultural Districts Law. Viable agricultural land is land highly suitable for, or currently used for, agricultural production.
For more information contact:
Jefferson County Department of Planning