Agricultural Commission

Appointed by:
Three Years
Meeting Schedule:
As Needed
Legal basis:

Purpose: The Agricultural Commission’s focus will be to help maintain agricultural resources of the Town of Yarmouth and to create sustainable agricultural development. In addition, the committee will work toward the preservation and improvement of private and public agricultural land and resources.

Specific Charges: To serve in an advisory role to the Board of Selectmen and other committees on issues relating to agriculture. To work with the Planning Board to develop “right to farm” agricultural zoning bylaw, while also working to create a seasonal farmers market and developing a community garden.

Farming Disclosure

“It is the policy of this community to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the protection of food and other agricultural products and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to activities that cause noise, dust and odors.”