Model Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinances

2016

By: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/FPZoningForPS.aspx

Farmland Protection 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection offers two model ordinances for farmland preservation that creates a farmland preservation district within a community. One version does not allow nonfarm residences in the farmland preservation district; the other version allows some nonfarm residences in the farmland preservation district with a conditional use permit.  The ordinances restrict uses within the district to agricultural and related uses, and establish required criteria for rezoning land out of the farmland preservation district.