Section 901.54 | Office of farmland preservation.
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.
Available Versions of this Section
- June 11, 2012 – House Bill 487, 129th General Assembly [ View June 11, 2012 Version ]