An Agricultural Classification, more commonly known as "Greenbelt", is not an exemption, although, it can lower your Assessed Value and consequently the amount of taxes owed. Rather, it is a classification of different types of agricultural property such as timber, pasture, groves and nursery, etc. Only lands primarily used for bona fide agricultural purposes shall receive an Agricultural Classification. "Bona fide agricultural purposes" means a good faith commercial agricultural use of the land. January 1st of each year is the effective assessment date. The subject property must be used for the intended classification on or before this date, or a reasonable effort has been made to place the property in that classified use.