Voluntary Municipal Farm Support Program

Through MRS 7, Ch.2C ss60, Towns can develop and enact their own Voluntary Municipal Farm Support Program and enter into agreements with farmers, whereby they reimburse property taxes on farmland and farm buildings in exchange for a 20-year farmland conservation easement.

A model conservation easement and sample forms for developing and administering a program will be available to towns in February 2014.

For more information, please contact Farmland Protection Specialist, stephanie.gilbert@maine.gov  (207) 287-7520