- Establishing an official county agricultural advisory board;
- Establishing a Farms for the Future program, which will have components including market studies and marketing assistance to promote agricultural economic development in the county and technical assistance on farm infrastructure financing;
- Creating a Land Link program to connect beginning farmers with experienced ones, and advocacy for organic and specialty farming in the county;
- Developing qualitative standards such as design guidelines to take into account specific site characteristics when reviewing individual development proposals;
- Conducting an inventory of scenic and historic landscapes; and
- Educating landowners about the potential tax benefits of protecting scenic and historic resources.
Additionally, the County has a Farmland Preservation Plan, including a Voluntary Agricultural District Program. In 2011, Chatham County completed a Comprehensive Conservation Plan, which is a detailed document that addresses long-range development planning and the preservation of natural resources as a way to ensure the prosperity and health of Chatham County. Finally, through an active 4-H program, the County reaches out to young people to become involved in agriculture-related projects and programming.