Welcome to the Upshur County Farmland Protection Program
The WV Voluntary Farmland Protection Program was enacted in 2000 by a unanimous vote of the WV State Legislature. This law has enabled the Upshur County Farmland Protection Board to develop a program adapted specifically to protect the agricultural lands of Upshur County. The cornerstone of the program is the purchase or donation of conservation easements designed to provide stability for future agricultural enterprises in Upshur County. Funding for the program comes from local land transfer fees, federal grants, special appropriations and private donations.
NEWS & UPDATES
On May 26, 2016 the Upshur County Commission approved updates made to the Farmland Protection Program. These changes were made to stimulate program participation. Program points worth noting are: Areas of importance – Middlefork, Buckhannon River, Stone Coal and French Creek area (and adjacent areas). Additional “points” are given to generational farmers. Properties with severed […]Read More