The Northampton County Farmland Preservation application round for 2021 has been extended until March 15, 2021. Please find the application below.
2021 Application Extended.pdf
19-20 Winter Newsletter.pdf
Application for New Residence.pdf
Application for Rural Enterprise.pdf
House Bill 1526.pdf
House Bill 635.pdf
QUALIFIED BEGINNING FARMER CERTIFICATION.pdf
Solar implications Farmland - checklist for farm owners.pdf
2021 Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7PM
Agricultural Security Areas (Act 43)
Agricultural Security Area Application Form
Quick Links:Lehigh Valley Planning CommissionList of Municipal Officials - LVPC Publication (Lehigh and Northampton Counties)
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Land Trust Alliance
Pennsylvania is the national leader in Farmland Preservation.
On October 9 2019, with a swaying corn field in the background Northampton County celebrated preserving its 200th farm on land currently owned by Moore Township, formerly the Dr. Joseph Schiavone property located in Moore Township, Northampton County.
Moore Township purchased this property from Dr. Schiavone in 2017 using their municipal earned income tax (EIT) revenue. This EIT is specifically generated to be used for farmland preservation efforts, natural resource protection projects and also municipal park projects within the municipality.
There is much to celebrate regarding this venture. Not only is this going to be Northampton County's 200th preserved farm in the County, it will be adding to a larger cluster in that area of preserved farmland totaling over 830 acres and bringing the countywide total to over 16,690 of preserved farmland.
But this property is planned to be much more than just preserved farmland. Moore Township had used their EIT to purchase the property, with the intent to make it benefit the community in multiple ways. This property will contain 61.03 acres of preserved farmland as well as an 11 acre passive recreational park.
Once the acquisition of the land was complete, Moore Township then applied to Northampton County Open Space for municipal park grant funds to make improvements on the park, which will include two ponds for catch and release fishing as well as picnic areas and passive recreation.
So this project is proving to be a true representation of the ability for local government and county government to work together to get things done! This project has been 10 years in the making! We are proud to be an example of cooperative partnerships.