Wendover Farm Partners LP Farms Preserved
Morris County announcesthe permanent preserved of two farms owned by Wendover Farm Partners, L.P. in Mendham Township. These purchases by the Morris CADB restrict the lands from non-agricultural uses, thus permanently preserving the 20-acre and the 39-acre farms, which are the fifth and sixth preserved farms in the township.
Ashley Family Land, LLC Farm Preserved
Morris County announces the permanent preservation of the Ashley Family Land, LLC Farm in Mount Olive Township. This purchase by the Morris CADB restricts the land from non-agricultural uses.
Willow Pond Farm Preserved
Morris County announces the permanent preservation of the Willow Pond Farm in Washington Township. This purchase by the Morris CADB restricts the land from non-agricultural uses.
Leasing Networking Meetings for Farmers, Landowners
The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), in conjunction with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ), will offer a series of meetings and workshops in March for farmers and farmland owners to learn about land leasing opportunities and leasing-related issues.
Leasing Workshop on Maintaining Farmland Leases and Managing Conflict
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 29
Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown
This free workshop is intended for landowners and farmers who have concerns about potential or current lease-related conflicts. A land use attorney will discuss the most important components to include in a lease and how to craft an agreement to foster a stable lease partnership. The workshop also will examine conflict management techniques and resources.
For more information or to pre-register for the networking sessions or workshops, contact the SADC at (609) 984- 2504 or email@example.com, or NOFA -NJ via www.nofanj.org or at (908) 371-1111.
16th Annual Animal Emergency Working Group Symposium
The symposium for animal emergency first responders, emergency management personnel and other interested
parties will focus on large animal rescue and setting up a shelter. It will be held Monday, April 28 at the Horse
Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nj.gov/ agriculture/news/events/2014aewgsymposiumreg.doc for the agenda and registration form.
Check out the NJ Department of Agriculture's latest newsletter.
The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders created the Morris County Agriculture Development Board (CADB) in 1983. The board was formed to oversee the farmland preservation program. The program enabled the County to offer farm owners the opportunity to preserve their farms, while continuing to own and maintain them. Since its creation the CADB has had 27 volunteer members (see the History of Morris CADB Membership). Read the Board's Mission Statement.
The CADB is made up of seven voting members - four farmer and three public members. There are also seven non-voting members: three advisory members and four ex-officio members.