Site Selection and Land Use

Fruit Tree Farm

Choosing a safe and suitable farm site is just as important to human health as it is to the health of your crop.

When making land use decisions, it’s important to consider a few things before planting:

  • Do you know the history and prior uses of the site?
  • Is the land prone to flooding?
  • Is it located within 1 mile of a feedlot?

These are only a few of the questions you should ask when assessing site risks. Below you’ll find resources to help you choose a safe site and reduce contamination risk before planting.