Horse Farms Forever is a compact and powerful nonprofit,
founded in 2018 to:


Marion County’s Farmland Preservation Area was established in 2005. Its mineral-rich soil and water, and spring sheds are subject to increasing development and roadway threats. We participate and defend.


The culture, character and vibrant economy of greater Ocala is uniquely based on the presence of horses and horse farms. We share the facts.


Landowners who love their land and wish to see it passed along to future generations have many options. We show the way.


The blueprint for Rural Land Management is written at the county level and made strong by collaboration and community influence. We facilitate progress.

The Threats Are Real

From new roadways to rezoning. We are here to gather and multiply all of the voices that understand the value of our rural heritage and seek to preserve it forever.


Spring Membership Roundup

Spring showers bring new members!New members are popping up all over the place this Spring. As a large herd, we can turn our concerns into smart planning for a future that both grows our economy and protects our horse farms. What does it mean when a Marion County...

Spring Founder Spotlight

The community, like a herd of horses, has come together to show their support, and the herd keeps growing! More and more people are raising their hands and making a difference in Marion County to help protect horse farms for future generations. Our Founders...

Strike Three for RaceTrac, Home Run for the Farmland Preservation Area

The zoning hearing on Tuesday, March 19th went into overtime and extra innings as the County Commissioners, weary and skeptical from the three-hour testimony of RaceTrac’s experts trying to convince them that a truck stop was “agricultural related”, voted unanimously...

Call It What You Want. It’s a Truck Stop.

RaceTrac Travel Centers and EDO stores are specifically designed with truck drivers in mind. Travel center amenities include plenty of interior store space, an outdoor patio, extended canopies for high-flow diesel with bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), free Wi-Fi and a seating area.

Jumbolair Meeting Ends with Win for Community

The dust has begun to settle from the Tuesday, February 20 public hearing on Jumbolair’s application and it still feels like a big win for the community. Residents went home after the nearly six-hour meeting with a sigh of relief as the meeting ended with a moratorium...

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