OUR FARMLANDS ARE OUR TREASURE!
THANK-YOU MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP! AND CONGRATULATIONS ON ADOPTING THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WHICH INCLUDES FARMLAND PRESERVATION!
ENGRAVING OF A ROCK COUNTY FARM IN 1873
"Time is like a piece of gold,
but a piece of gold is not enough
to buy back time."
MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP, THE PAST:
(description of Magnolia Township from the 1873 Rock County Atlas)
"The face of the country here is mostly undulating, burr-oak openings, with a mixture of some prairie, making very desirable farms. It is well watered by springs of the purist water, as may be seen by reference to the (1873) map. There is considerable marshland along the creek, inexhaustible in fertility, and producing heavy crops of grass. The soil is sandy loam on a subsoil of clay, producing very heavy crops. The town is noted for its grass seed, which it produces in large quantities. There are some of the best stock farms here that are to be found in the state
MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP, THE FUTURE:
(vision statement from the Town of Magnolia's recently adopted comprehensive plan)
"We envision a bright future for the town of Magnolia with: a healthy environment; a strong agricultural base and residential areas of rural character. The abundant natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of this agrarian region create a high quality of life that requires preservation for future generations. We envision a participatory land use planning process built on solid principles focusing on our history of agriculture production, instilling a sense of community pride across the Town of Magnolia."