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Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee

The Prince William County Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee consists of four Prince William County land owners who are engaged in agricultural or forestal production, four other Prince William County land owners, Prince William County's Finance Director and a member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

The Committee is appointed by the Board of County Supervisors to advise the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors in the creation, review, modification, continuation or termination of agricultural and forestal districts in the County.  The committee can also provide expert advice about the nature of farming and forestry and agricultural and forestal resources within the County. Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee members serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Committee meets monthly during review of new applications; otherwise, meetings are held as needed.

The meetings are open to the public.

The next regular meeting of the Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Windy Knoll Farm - 11602 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, VA 20181 following a field trip on the same day. 


Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee
  Thursday, May 5, 2016
 Field Trip Itinerary

1:00pm: Meet at Windy Knoll Farm

1:15-5:15pm: Bus pick-up at Windy Knoll Farm to tour Dutch Land Farm and Yankey Farm and return to Windy Knoll Farm

5:30-7:00pm: Break

7:00-9:00pm: Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee Meeting at Windy Knoll Farm including a presentation by Andrew Sorrell, from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, on Purchase of Development Rights


The Agenda is usually posted five days before the meeting.

To confirm meeting schedule or for further information contact Toni Brzyski at 703-792-6832 or David McGettigan at 703-792-7189 or  email to planning@pwcgov.org.

Agricultural and Forestal Districts may be reviewed on a regular basis, however, an applicant may apply to have property added at any time by submitting an application to the Planning Office. Owners of properties within the current Agricultural and Forestal Districts are required to request authorization from this Committee before removing property from the district or changing the land use. The findings and recommendations of this committee are forwarded to the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors for action. The standard for review for removal of land from an Agricultural and Forestal District is good and reasonable cause.

Click here to view agendas and briefs and to listen to audio recordings from previous meetings.

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