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
Upshur County Farmland Protection Board is currently receiving applications for conservation easements. Applications must be received by December 30, 2016 in order to be considered for the FY17 funding cycle. The goals for the West Virginia Voluntary Farmland Protection Program, both on the local and state level, are to partially offset development pressures which have […]Read More