Oct 11, 2013

Petition period is now open for 2014 Agricultural Enterprise Area designation

The petition period is now open for 2014 Agricultural Enterprise Area designation, which can provide tax credits for farmers, keep land in agriculture, and stimulate the local farm economy. Agricultural enterprise areas, or AEAs, are blocks of land that are primarily in agricultural use, either for farming or for businesses that serve the farming sector. They are created when local governments together with at least five local landowners petition the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the department approves the designation. 

The first four rounds of petitions have led to designating 25 AEAs totaling about 750,000 acres in 19 counties, 72 towns, and one reservation. For more information on the 2014 petition period, click here.