This article presents an example of how Extension economists and local Extension educators can use local economic information along with readily available data and tools to provide relevant factual information to help contextualize problems and evaluate alternative outcomes related to land use planning (especially land use planning focused on farmland preservation). The focus of this article is on how such information was developed, delivered, and used to help local policy makers and citizens make better informed decisions in a county with highly productive agriculture and heavy pressure from suburban and rural residential sprawl.

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