Welcome to Farmland Preservation


Northampton County has preserved over 250 farms and over 19,000 acres of land through farmland preservation efforts.



Start Here by Reviewing Our Program Booklet!

We look to promote stability of the agricultural values and general welfare of Northampton County by the preservation of farmland.  To encourage the economic and financial health for the long-term sustainability of agriculture.



The Farmland Preservation Board meeting for tonight Tuesday, 7/2/24 is CANCELLED.

Questions about Farmland Preservation and how it works!

WHEN DID THIS PROGRAM BEGIN?


WHAT IS AN AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT?


HOW WOULD PURCHASING AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENTS PRESERVE AGRICULTURE?


WHO DETERMINES THE VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL EASEMENTS?


HOW LONG ARE AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENTS?


WHAT ARE THE FARMER’S RIGHTS AFTER SELLING A CONSERVATION EASEMENT?


WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILTIY?


WHO IS ON THE COUNTY FARMLAND PRESERVATION BOARD?


HOW WILL THE MONEY TO PURCHASE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS BE ALLOCATED?

Farmland Preservation Results

Our Preservation Efforts Make and Impact

15.5

E. Allen Twsp. Farms Pres.

251

Farms Preserved

42

L. Mt. Bethel Farms Pres.

24.5

Upper Mt. Bethel Farms Pres.