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Agricultural Protection
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Lattin Farms Corn Maze 
The right to farm all land is recognized to exist as a natural right and is also ordained to exist as a permitted use everywhere in the county except where prohibited by zoning regulations, subject only to state health and sanitary codes.

The right to farm includes all uses and activities associated with generally accepted farming practices. Examples of some of these activities include, but are not limited to, the use of large equipment, aerial and ground seeding and spraying, and the application of natural and chemical fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides, all for the purposes of producing from the land agricultural products such as vegetables, grains, hay, fruits, fibers, wood, trees, plants, shrubs, flowers, and seeds. This right to farm shall also include the right to use the land for feed storage, feedlots, grazing by farm animals and dairy operations, and includes the transportation of agricultural products to and from a farm, ranch, or dairy for the use of that specific agricultural operation


Programs to protect agriculture:

Cluster developments: The purpose of the cluster development is to provide the agricultural community an alternative to taking land out of production or irrigation through land division. Clustered developments provide a mechanism to preserve agricultural lands and open space by allowing the agricultural community to utilize the fullest divisional potential of their land (a parcel, or adjoining parcels under the same ownership) by locating housing in clustered areas on a parcel or adjoining parcel and designating the remainder of the parcel as an agricultural easement or open space. (CC Code 16.12.040.4 Cluster Developments)

Transfer Developments Rights: The purpose of the transfer of development rights (TDR) program is to provide a voluntary, incentive based process for permanently preserving rural resources which provide significant community benefit such as agriculture, open spaces, aquifer recharge for current and future water supply (water recharge area), and a military installation buffer area. (CC Code 16.14 TDR Program

Churchill County has a very successful Transfer of Development Rights/Agricultural Land Conservation Program, which promotes agriculture, open space and compatibility with military operations. This program is a model for other areas throughout the United States.

Current Fee Schedule

Conservation Easement Deed