What is an Agricultural District?
Agricultural District: a tract of land over 250 contiguous acres utilized for agricultural production.
What are the benefits?
As described in KRS 262.850, there are benefits to joining an Agricultural District, including:
- Land within the boundary of an agricultural district shall not be annexed;
- The owners of land within the boundary of an agricultural district shall be exempt under KRS 74.177 from any assessment authorized for the extension of water service lines until the land is removed from the district and developed for nonagricultural use; and
- It shall be the policy of all state agencies to support the formation of agricultural districts as a means of preserving Kentucky's farmlands
- Receives extra ranking points when applying for State Cost Share (SCS) or to the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE) program
- Taxed at the agricultural rate
- Cannot be condemned without mitigation