Guilford County, NC, 2020 Farmland Protection Plan

June 2011


Farmland Protection 

The county’s farmland preservation plan focuses on the importance of preserving the local agricultural economy as well as the importance of preserving rural heritage and eating locally. The plan offers a table of recommendations, along with implementation timeline, responsible agency, and possible funding sources, that address action items relating to farmland protection strategies, farmland protection planning policies, farmland protection proposals for the county’s development regulations, economic opportunities for local agriculture, support for local food producers, and education and outreach. It examines agricultural trends in the county; agricultural economic trends, challenges, and opportunities; and the impacts of land use decisions and costs of community services.

Guilford, NC

2010 Population: 488,406

2010 Population Density: 756.39/square mile