The Living Pillar recognizes the residential uses (farmsteads) that correspond with agriculture activities. However, recent trends have suggested a growing interest in splitting the farmstead from the acreage. This trend is a result of family farms being sold, as younger generations are not choosing to take over the farm. These requests provide the farmer an option to stay in their home, while selling their acreage to a larger farming operation.
Residential uses in the agricultural areas must embrace the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Factors to minimize conflicts between adjacent land uses and natural resources