There is hereby created the office of farmland preservation within the department of agriculture. The office shall do all of the following:
(A) Prepare guidelines and criteria for use in the development of comprehensive local land use plans that encourage the efficient use of public infrastructure and the preservation of farmland;
(B) Establish a farmland preservation program to coordinate and assist local farmland preservation initiatives;
(C) Educate existing agencies and organizations on the importance of farmland preservation and on the significance of agriculture and agribusiness to this state's economy;
(D) Serve as a liaison with other farmland preservation entities operating on a state, regional, or national level;
(E) Prepare an inventory of farmland within this state to monitor the development of lands within this state having prime soils or unique microclimates.
Cite as R.C. § 901.54
History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.
Effective Date: 06-30-1997