Farmland Preservation & Development Rights

Farmland Preservation

The Town of Troy has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin as a leader in the preservation of farmland. This preservation is being accomplished through a market driven Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program that uses no public funding. To date, the program has protected 1,589 acres of prime farmland under permanent conservation easements.

If the Town can implement its long term plan, without annexation and intervention from surrounding cities, the Town could ultimately, permanently preserve over 6,400 acres of farmland and 4,300 acres of open space. This permanent preservation program is succeeding where many others have failed.

For more detail on the Town of Troy's history or development, the 2014-2034 Comprehensive Plan is available

For info regarding population, reference chapter two of the Town's 2020-2025 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Please consider filling out the following form if you are interested in the Town of Troy’s Farmland Preservation Program: TDR Contact Form

The Town is compiling a list of landowners who possess, or may in the future possess, development rights that could then be passed along to interested developers.

Farmland Preservation Biennial Reports- State of Wisconsin:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Wisconsin's Farmland Preservation Program helps farmers and local governments preserve farmland, protect soil and water, and minimize land use conflicts.

WI Farmland Preservation: interactive map providing information regarding AEA's (Agricultural Enterprise Areas), Farmland Preservation Plan Area, and Farmland Preservation Zoning District

DATCP Home Farmland Preservation Planning: Information for Landowners 

Town of Troy AEA