Model Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinances
By: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer 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.