Land Protected Forever

Land Protected Forever means food for future generations, clean water and the protection of worthwhile community values.

Welcome to West Virginia's Farmland Protection Programs

This website provides information about the West Virginia Voluntary Farmland Protection Act, county-authorized Farmland Protection Boards and the West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority authorized under the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

The Voluntary Farmland Protection Act (WV Code 8A-12-1) seeks to:

Assist in sustaining the farming community

Provide sources of agricultural products within the state for citizens of the state

Control the urban expansion which is consuming the agricultural land, topsoil and woodland of the state

Curb the spread of urban blight and deterioration

Protect agricultural land and woodland as open-space land

Enhance tourism

Protect worthwhile community values, institutions & landscapes which are inseparably associated with traditional farming