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Farmland Preservation Planning
The Farmland Preservation Program (also known as the Working Lands Initiative) is a state program which offers tax credits to farmers willing to preserve their land for agriculture while adhering to certain soil and water conservation standards.

In 2009, the State of Wisconsin revised the program. In order to be eligible for a tax credit, the land must either be in a farmland preservation zoning district or be in an agricultural enterprise area. (Existing agreements will receive a credit until such time as the agreement expires.)

All land receiving a tax credit must be identified as being in a farmland preservation area in the county's Farmland Preservation Plan. The Farmland Preservation Plan also serves the purpose of promoting various other preservation tools and considerations for agricultural diversity. The Farmland Preservation Plan and its associated maps are available to the right under the Quick Links section.

Administration of the tax credits offered through this program is handled by the Land Resource Specialist.  The Working Lands Initiative page has more information on the tax credits and eligibility requirements.

Dena Mooney


206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1493, ext. 263
Fx: 920-849-1481

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Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

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