Recognizing the significance of the loss of agricultural land and forests and the negative impact it would have on the state, the 2001 Virginia General Assembly established the Office of Farmland Preservation within the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to help reverse the trend.
Under the Code of Virginia, the Office of Farmland Preservation is charged with five important missions:
- Work with other governmental and private organizations to help establish local purchase of development rights (PDR) programs by creating model policies and practices, establishing criteria to certify programs as eligible to receive funds from public sources, and determining methods and sources of funding for localities to purchase agricultural conservation easements
- Create programs to educate the public about the importance of farmland preservation
- Help farmers with farmland preservation efforts.
- Assist local governments in developing additional farmland preservation policies and programs
- Administer the Virginia Farm Link program
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Contact Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund
102 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219 Phone: