Carroll County has a rich tradition of agriculture that continues to be strong today. The county-wide desire to preserve the farming way of life and support agricultural industries has resulted in tremendous rates of participation in one of the most successful agricultural land preservation programs in the country. Carroll County land owners have voluntarily placed easements on over 60,000 acres of land, limiting their development rights and thus ensuring that the land will be farmed for generations to come. Each acre of land under an easement also helps to preserve the rural character of the county which is so often imperiled by increased development and the diminished ability of farmers to continue farming as a result of development's side effects.
NEW AG LAND PRESERVATION
APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN, ENDS JAN. 15
The Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Program is now accepting applications for 2014. Please submit your application by January 15.
If you are interested in preserving your property and would consider payment for a permanent agricultural conservation easement that will restrict your land to agricultural use, you may download and print an application from this site or call our office for further information. Also, review our Preservation Programs Brochure for information on programs available.
Generally, the following qualifications are in effect:
Two payment options will be available:
Call 410-386-2214 for more information.