Community Farms Preservation Program

The Community Farms Preservation Program (CFPP) is a preservation program which is better suited for farms that do not meet the criteria of the traditional Farmland Preservation Program for reasons of size, soil quality, or location, but may contribute to local economic activity through agricultural production. Such farms typically have fewer than 30 acres of cropland, are active farms in food or fiber production, contain prime farmland soils and/or additional farmland of statewide and local importance, and have a demonstrated level of community support. The program steps are similar to the traditional program.

To apply for the Community Farms Preservation Program, please fill out the application form below. All applications submitted are first scored to determine eligibility for the traditional Farmland Preservation Program. If the application is determined ineligible, it is then scored to determine eligibility under the Community Farms Preservation Program. Please be sure to complete the ADDENDUM: INFORMATION FOR THE COMMUNITY FARMS PRESERVATION PROGRAM within the application below.

Farmland Preservation Program Application (PDF)

Farmland Preservation Program Application (Online Fillable Form)