Preserving Rural Character Through Agriculture: A Resource Kit for Planners
By: New Hampshire Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture
This older but still useful resource focuses on the preservation of rural character through a thriving agricultural sector. The guide lists common friction points between municipal officials and farmers, and discusses the development of master plans for farm-friendly communities, farm-friendly zoning, and farm-friendly subdivision and site plan review regulations. It offers a farm-friendly town checklist and a matrix of agriculture friendly planning regulations for ag-focused planning and zoning regulation and policy suggestions.