The duties of each farmland protection board are as follows:
(a) To report to the county commission with respect to the acquisition of easements by the farmland protection board within the county and to obtain final approval authority for any and all purchases of easements for the farmland protection program by the board;
(b) To advise the authority concerning county priorities for agricultural protection;
(c) To promote protection of agriculture within the county by offering information and assistance to landowners with respect to the acquisition of easements;
(d) To seek and apply for all available funds from federal, state, county and private sources to accomplish the purposes of the voluntary farmland protection programs; and
(e) To perform any other duties assigned by the county commission.