Planning of Agricultural Lands

APA Idaho


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. MDT

CM | 1.25

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1. How the session relates to the “Plan Big” theme.

 Agriculture is a $7 billion in Idaho and the predominant land use in many Idaho communities.

 2. How the session meets a specific planning-related training objective.

 The main objective of the session is to introduce attendees to the data and methods used to plan for the continuance and enhancement of a major land use in their community.

 3. How the session will offer a professionally relevant learning experience for a planner with at least 4 years of experience.

 It was only in 2011 that the Idaho Local Land Use Planning Act was amended to require an agricultural component in a local comprehensive plan.  This session will provide an initial review of how local jurisdictions have accomplished this and how they interrelate agricultural goals with other goals in their community.

 4. What you want the attendees to learn from this session. The learning objectives for this session include: 

a.  Data and methods to analyze agricultural trends at a local level.

b. The economic and fiscal value of agricultural lands.

c. Methods to minimize conversion of agricultural lands to urban uses.




Patricia Nilsson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Patricia Nilsson has been a public sector planner in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Idaho for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in long-range planning, and has been a project manager for comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance updates, a multi-million dollar open space program, and transportation plans. She is currently ... Read More

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