Boone County, IL, Comprehensive Plan
By: Boone County, IL
The county’s comprehensive plan addresses farmland protection. Agricultural preservation is identified as one of the county’s 12 policy issues (Issue 4); the plan sets a goal and objective of protecting economic viability of farming by preserving agricultural land in key areas. Policies call for prohibiting the development of prime agricultural lands, implementing right-to-farm regulations, and adopting programs and procedures to provide permanent protection for prime farmland and rural character areas within designated Agricultural Preservation Areas within the county.
2010 Population: 54,165
2010 Population Density: 192.95/square mile