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Planning & Performance Improvement

Farmland Preservation

Protect the Farm with Ottawa County's Purchase of Development Rights Program


This voluntary program works directly with landowners to preserve and protect eligible farmland in Ottawa County. Landowners are compensated for the land's development potential while retaining all other rights to their land.

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Protect the Farm with Ottawa County's Purchase and Development Rights Program
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land

Purchase of Development Rights Program

A voluntary program that permanently protects farmland by acquiring the development rights in exchange for a cash payment.

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budgeting

Farmland Preservation Strategy

Protecting farmland requires a multifaceted approach to addressing challenges faced by agricultural operators.

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economic

Farm Resources

There are numerous resources and programs available to enhance the economic viability of farming. Ottawa County is also working on enhancing access to a number of resources specifically to assist beginning farmers, with the support of funding from the USDA.

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