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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 570
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 570.87
570.87 Agritourism participation impact on land classification.
(1) In order to promote and perpetuate agriculture throughout this state, farm operations are encouraged to engage in agritourism. An agricultural classification pursuant to s. 193.461 may not be denied or revoked solely due to the conduct of agritourism activity on a bona fide farm or the construction, alteration, or maintenance of a nonresidential farm building, structure, or facility on a bona fide farm which is used to conduct agritourism activities. So long as the building, structure, or facility is an integral part of the agricultural operation, the land it occupies shall be considered agricultural in nature. However, such buildings, structures, and facilities, and other improvements on the land, must be assessed under s. 193.011 at their just value and added to the agriculturally assessed value of the land.
(2) Local governments and agricultural representatives shall meet for the purpose of discussing the benefits of agritourism to local economies and opportunities for cooperation, conflict resolution, regulatory streamlining, and incentives.
History.s. 1, ch. 2007-244; s. 113, ch. 2014-150; s. 3, ch. 2016-14; s. 2, ch. 2022-77.
Note.Former s. 570.962.