Agricultural Land Preservation Program

​The Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Board was established to administer the Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program (Agricultural Land Preservation) Program for the County. The Program purchases agricultural conservation easements on behalf of Adams County, which restrict and limit the conversion of farmland to nonagricultural use.

​The Rural Resources Division is pleased to announce the Round 15 Application Cycle! 

The Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program Application Cycle Will Be Open Monday, April 4, 2022 Through Friday, June 3, 2022. Applications will only be accepted during this time period. If mailed, it must be postmarked by June 3rd. 

  • Public informational meetings will be held April 5th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.

  • The application may be filled out and submitted electronically or manually: 

    • Electronic Submission: please save the file to your computer, complete, and email to LeighAnn Abraham​.
    • Manual Submission: fill out electronically and print the application, or print and legibly complete and return by mail or in-person to: ACOPD, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325. 

  • ​For more information, please call the office at (717) 337-5859, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. 
Contact Information:

Ellen Dayhoff
Rural Resources Manager

Office of Planning & Development
670 Old Harrisburg Rd
Suite 100 ​
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone:​ (717) 337-5859​
Fax:​ (717) 334-0786​