An agricultural district shall initially consist of one or more qualifying farms which
collectively consist (or, in the case of one farm only, individually consists) of at least 50 acres
of qualifying farmland lying (if more than one farm) within one mile of each other. An
agricultural district may be enlarged by adding qualifying farms subsequent to initial
formation so long as such qualifying farms are within one mile of any farm in such district.
An agreement to sustain, encourage and promote agriculture must be executed by
each applicant in the district and submitted to the Agricultural Advisory Board for
Landowners may apply to participate in existing districts and are encouraged to do
To secure County certification as an agricultural district, a landowner, for such
designation, will apply to the Chairman of the Agricultural Advisory Board.
Application forms may be obtained from the Chairman at the Soil and Water
Conservation District office or at the office of the Henderson County Planning
Upon receipt of an application, the Chairman will forward copies immediately to the
Henderson County Assessor's office and the Henderson County Soil and Water
Conservation District office for evaluation pursuant to Article IV. Said offices shall
evaluate, complete and return their copies to the Chairman within 30 days of receipt.
Within 30 days of receipt of respective reports from the County Assessor and the
Soil and Water Conservation District office, the Board will meet and render a
decision regarding the application. The Chairman will notify the applicant by mail of
the Board's decision.
If the application is denied by the Agricultural Advisory Board, the petitioner has 30
days to appeal the decision to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. Such
appeal shall be presented in writing. The decision of the Board of Commissioners is