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A. District Intent. The A4 (agricultural business) district is intended to be used as follows:

Use, Type, and Intensity.

Commercial uses directly related to agricultural operations and compatible with the character of the area

Application of District.

Existing or new development

Adjacent to or in close proximity to existing agricultural land

Development Standards.

Enact development standards to minimize the impacts on adjacent properties while encouraging agricultural vitality within the agricultural business district

Appropriate Adjacent Districts.

CO, PR, A1, A2, A3, A4, IS, I1, and I2

Plan Commission.

Protect the adjacent agricultural land and operations within the agricultural business district from uses that may conflict with their continued operation through the use of appropriate buffers and setbacks

Be sensitive to the potential for water pollution and other negative impacts to nearby agricultural, residential, and commercial land

B. Permitted Uses.

Accessory Permitted Uses.

Wind turbine system, small

Agricultural Permitted Uses.

Agricultural products, processing

Agricultural products, sale

Agricultural products, storage

Grain elevator


Plant nursery, wholesale

Tree farm, wholesale

Commercial Permitted Uses.

Agriculture supply store

Animal grooming

Farm implement sales and service

Farmers market

Plant nursery, retail

Retail, agriculture related

Tool/equipment rental (indoor)

Tree farm, retail

Veterinary clinic


Industrial Permitted Uses.

Farm equipment repair

Welding service

C. Special Exception Uses.

Agricultural Special Exception Uses.

Stable (public)

Commercial Special Exception Uses.

Commercial solar energy systems


Shooting range (indoor)

Tool/equipment rental (outdoor)

Industrial Special Exception Uses.

Liquid fertilizer distribution [Ord. 3-4-19A; Ord. 12-27-11 § 2.11.]