Tools for Agriculture

There are many tools local municipalities can use that support agriculture, which is a critical industry in the county that must adapt and continue modernizing in the face of current development, economic, climate, and technological trends. View the Maintaining Ag Friendly Municipalities flyer to learn more.

Agriculture in Developed Communities

Many municipalities are fielding more requests for agricultural businesses or at-home food production, even in fully developed municipalities or more developed parts of rural municipalities. This guide is designed to help municipalities plan for these uses.


Agricultural Conservation Easements

Agricultural Zoning

Backyard Chicken Keeping

Community Gardens

Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA)

Farmers' Markets

Farmworker Housing

Growth Boundaries

Rural Center Zoning

Secondary Farm Business




Learn more about Agriculture.