Exclusive Farm Use Zoning Panel Discussion – January 2018


To celebrate the release of the Winter 2018 issue of Metroscape, we hosted a panel discussion about exclusive farm use zoning. 


Oregon’s land use planning system is known nationwide for its effectiveness in protecting farmland for development. But the story of how we use our farmland is a little more nuanced. While exclusive farm use (EFU) zones incentivize farming practices, they also allow for a variety of other uses. The allowed non-farm activities are diverse, and delineating their impact on farm operations has been difficult due to the lack of data to measure these phenomena.

Panelists:      Robert Liberty, Director, PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions

                           Katherine Daniels, Retired DLCD Farm & Forest Lands Specialist

                           Barb  Iverson, Owner, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Moderator:  Nick Chun, Oregon Population Forecast Manager, PRC

To learn more about non-farm Uses on land zoned for exclusive farm uses, read An Emerging Contradiction: Non Farm Activity within Exclusive Farm Use Zones or contact the author Nick Chun

To learn more about this event contact Liza Morehead