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A. District Intent. The A1 (conservation agricultural) district is intended to be used as follows:

Use, Type, and Intensity.

Agricultural operations

Application of District.

Agricultural land that is remote, has prime soils, or is less compatible for residential development

Development Standards.

Enact development standards to maximize opportunity for common agricultural practices

Appropriate Adjacent Districts.

CO, PR, A1, A2, A3, A4, IS, CP, I1, and HI

Plan Commission.

Strongly discourage subdivision of land for development

Board of Zoning Appeals.

Protect the integrity of land and agriculture operations within the Conservation Agricultural District

B. Permitted Uses.

Accessory Permitted Uses.

Agricultural tourism

Bio-diesel production ≤ 5,000 gallons per year with on-site consumption

Home business (type 1)

Home business (type 2)

Roadside sales

Wind turbine system, large

Wind turbine system, small

Agricultural Permitted Uses.

Agricultural crop production

Agricultural crop production, organic

Agricultural products, storage

Confined feeding (level 1)


Land conservation


Plant nursery, wholesale

Raising of farm animals

Stable (private)

Tree farm, wholesale


Residential Permitted Uses.

Dwelling, single-family detached


C. Special Exception Uses.

Accessory Special Exception Uses.

Home business (type 3)

Home enterprise kennel

Land application operation

Meteorological tower

Agricultural Special Exception Uses.

Raising of exotic animals

Commercial Special Exception Uses.

Commercial solar energy systems

Outdoor advertising

Shooting range (outdoor) [Ord. 3-4-19A; Ord. 3-7-16A § 1; Ord. 9-4-12A § 1; Ord. 12-27-11 § 2.05.]