Ohio Department of Agriculture announce new farmland preservation commitment in Ross County

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (July 3, 2023) – More Ohio farmland will remain Ohio farmland. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is proud to announce 86 acres have been added to the Farmland Preservation program. G. Kelvin and W. June Putnam’s farm in Ross County becomes the 14th Ohio farm to join the program this year.

Agricultural land is a key part of Ohio’s landscape. Preserving this land is essential. An agricultural easement in Farmland Preservation is a voluntary agreement between the landowner and ODA, where the landowner agrees to perpetually maintain the land predominately in agricultural use. In exchange, the landowner is either compensated or may be entitled to a tax deduction.

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