This program is designed to keep farmland preserved for future generations. According to census reports, farmland is disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 2007 and 2012, Potter County lost over 8,000 acres of farmland to development. Acreage easements, which protect the farmland from future development permanently, are purchased from landowners. Potter County currently has seven farms with 1,136 acres in the Farmland Preservation Program. It is our goal to preserve the most viable farms in Potter County in this program. If you are interested in protecting your farmland from future developments, please contact our office.