The Logan County Land Trust hosts a public meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the community room of the Logan County Electric Cooperative, 1587 N. County Road 32, Bellefontaine, to learn about qualifications for the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
These programs allow landowners to voluntarily sell easements on their farms to the state and the United States Deparment of Agriculture.
The easement requires the farm remain permanently in agricultural production. Selected farms must be actively engaged in farming, participate in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program, be enrolled as an agriculture district with the county auditor, demonstate good stewardship of the land, have support from local government and not be in proximity to development.
The LCLT is a local nonprofit organization that works with private landowners to preserve agricultural and natural land. Landowners continue to own and manage their land and can sell it or pass it on to heirs, but a permanent conservation easement assures that conservation values remain protected.
For more information, visit logancountylandtrust.org or the trust’s Facebook page.