Applications for Union County Ag Land Preservation Program are being accepted until January 31st 2018. The Ag Land program is a state and county run program that purchases development rights from landowners in order to protect farmland for future food production and open space preservation. This allows owners to receive compensation for keeping their land in farming. Base price is based on a certified appraisal. Not only will this program purchase easements, but they will be accepting donations at this time to ensure farmland remains farmland. Contact Cindy at the Union County Conservation District, at 155 North 15th St., Lewisburg, Pa., or call 570-524-3860 for more information or to pick up an application.