TAKE THE SURVEY
Thurston County invites you to take part in a new online survey to share your perspective on local agriculture. You can complete the survey HERE:
Anyone who cares about Thurston County agriculture and farmland is invited to complete this survey. It will be available until Friday, February 12, 2021. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Results of the survey will be shared with the Board of County Commissioners and published on this web site.
Learn more about some of the policies and programs mentioned in this survey via the links at the bottom of the page.
Learn more about the project:
The Board of County Commissioners placed this project on the 2020-2021 Official Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments to explore Thurston County policies and programs related to agriculture. The project includes, but may not be limited to, a review of the following:
- Land use policies and zoning
- Incentive programs
- Regulatory programs
Staff is working closely with the county's Agriculture Advisory Committee and other stakeholders throughout the county to help define priority issues the project should address.
For more information on the project and to ask to be placed on an interested parties list, e-mail Community Planning Manager Jennifer Davis.
Project Timeline (subject to change)
Follow the meetings
- Watch the September 17, 2020 project kick-off meeting with the Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee, including presentations from county staff, American Farmland Trust, and the Community Farmland Trust here: https://youtu.be/2LlTwLt-wRs
Watch the October 15, 2020 project update provided to the Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee, including discussion of a future mapping project and development of a community survey here: https://youtu.be/9jfo6yB80-o
- Watch a discussion about current Thurston County Agriculture Programs and Policies with the Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee at their November 19, 2020 meeting here: https://youtu.be/55DH51RmDKY
- Watch a November 25, 2020 presentation and discussion with the Board of County Commissioners on regional agricultural economic development here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8OcL6K3MIA
- Watch the January 21, 2021 project update provided to the Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee, including a presentation on how agricultural lands are designated and zoned in Thurston County, and presentation and discussion of maps comparing designated lands to other data sources about local farmland: https://youtu.be/n8vbRqKU1Js
Links to county agriculture policies and programs