1000 Friends of Wisconsin was a key partner in the formation of the state’s Working Lands Initiative.
This farmland preservation program was signed into law in 2009 and is comprised of the following three programs:
- Farmland Preservation Program
- Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Program
- Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program
The Working Lands Initiative was developed with the assistance of the Working Lands Steering Committee which issued its final report in August of 2005.