FARMLAND PROTECTION PROGRAM
On November 3, 2004, the Nicholas County Commission authorized a resolution creating the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board. The Commission affirmed that the agriculture community of Nicholas County provides sources of agriculture products for the citizens of the state; enhances tourism, protects worhtwhile community values, institutions and landscapes which are inseparably associated with traditional farming; and controls the urban expansion which is consuming land, topsoil, and woodland of the county. The Board, as appointed by the Commission, was authorized to create and administer the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Program in consultation with the Elk Conservation District, and as approved by the Commission.
The Farmland Protection Program will explain the background and purpose of the program and explain the rules and guidelines to enter your farmland into the program.
The Farmland Protection Ranking Criteria will give you the ranking system for farmland.