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Delmarva Farmland Strategy Project
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AFT initiated the Delmarva Farmland Strategy Project to bring new tools to communities struggling to accommodate change and growth while retaining a profitable agricultural sector.

The project includes a suite of low-cost studies using information from each community—financial, land use and economic records and statistics—to bring a local perspective to decisions about land use, fiscal and economic issues. These tools can change the dialogue in a community from speculation to projection and from emotion to analysis.

Delmarva MapThe project includes Agricultural Industry Profiles (AIP) in all 14 Delmarva counties, Cost of Community Services studies (COCS) in three counties and Impact of Growth on Agriculture studies in two counties.

Industry Profiles

Each AIP is a PowerPoint presentation.


1. Cecil County
2. Kent County
3. Queen Anne's County
4. Talbot County
5. Caroline County
6. Dorchester County
7. Wicomico County
8. Somerset County
9. WorcesterCounty


10. Accomack County
11. Northampton County


12. New Castle County
13. Kent County
14. Sussex County

Cost of Community Services studies
Each COCS is a PDF document.

Impact of Growth studies
Each Impact of Growth Study is a PDF document.

For information on how AFT can do a Cost of Community Services study, Agricultural Industry Profile or Impact of Growth study in your community, contact Jane Kirchner at 202-331-7300 ext. 3031 or get in touch with the regional AFT office near you.

More information: Cost of Community Service Studies [PDF]

American Farmland Trust