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Rural Preserve

The Rural Preserve program affects nonproductive land that is part of an agricultural homestead.  The land must be adjacent to land currently enrolled in Green Acres.  This program allows nonproductive acreage to be valued at a rate less than its full estimated market value.

Further information on this program, along with online forms, are available on the Department of Revenue's fact sheet.

Comparison of Programs for Wooded Land

To help decide which program would be best for your land, here is some additional information about Managed Forest (2C), Sustainable Forest Incentive Act, and Rural Preserve.

Simple comparison chart by the Department of Revenue

An article by the University of Minnesota Extension Service comparing the three programs