Agricultural Farmland Preservation Program

It is the policy of Tioga County to conserve and protect agricultural lands. The preservation program will ensure that farmers in the County have sufficient agricultural lands to provide farm products for the people of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and the United Stats.

It is the purpose of the program to protect viable agricultural lands by acquiring agricultural conservation easements which prevent the development or improvement of the land for any purpose other then agricultural production.

Agricultural Conservation easements restrict and limit the conversion of farmland to nonagricultural use.

Landowners interested in submitting an application for easement purchase can obtain a form by contacting the Tioga County Planning Office.