Ag Reserve Roundtable Set For Feb. 17

The public is invited to attend a roundtable meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17 to discuss issues affecting Palm Beach County’s Agricultural Reserve Area.

The discussion will be held at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Center, located at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. No pre-registration is required.

The Agricultural Reserve covers an area of approximately 22,000 acres west of Florida’s Turnpike in southern Palm Beach County. It was established in the 1980s to preserve unique wetlands and farmlands by limiting uses to agriculture, conservation, low-density residential development, and limited non-residential uses.

The Feb. 17 discussion is a follow-up to a roundtable held in March 2014 in response to requests by farmers and property owners seeking to expand the development options currently available in the Agricultural Reserve.

Representatives previously selected by each interest group will participate at the table, but all interested members of the public are invited to attend and interact as audience members. For more info., visit