Office of Farmland Preservation

Barn-700x393The Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) was established within the Washington State Conservation Commission in 2007 to identify and address the causes of farmland loss in Washington State.

What we do:

  • Support and sponsor agricultural conservation easements, including partnering with conservation districts on
    agricultural conservation easements.
  • Provide technical assistance to localities as they develop and implement programs, mechanisms, and tools to
    encourage the retention of agricultural lands.
  • Support and develop farm transition programs available in Washington to assist in the transition of farmland
    and related business from one generation to the next.
  • Provide data and analysis on trends impacting the loss of farms and farmland in Washington.

Visit the OFP site to learn about conservation easements, economic incentives for landowners, and more.