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.

The program is currently under regulatory review and expects to accept applications in 2023.