Farmland Preservation Area

  • Horses, horse farms and the horse industry create the character and culture that define Ocala and Marion County.
  • For there to be horses and a horse industry, there must be farmland available for horse farms.
  • The Marion County Commission recognized this truth and in 2005 created the Farmland Preservation Area in northwest Marion County.
  • The FPA serves as major recharge area for rainwater entering the county’s primary springs, Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs.
  • There’s an old saying, “If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you are on the menu.”
  • For far too long, the Farmland Preservation Area has been on the menu.
  • We have a seat at the table advocating for the protection of horse farms and the Farmland Preservation Area.