County Agriculture Development Board
Workshop: Preparing for Later Life Farming
Four out of five New Jersey farmers do not have written estate plans. Who will get your farm when it is time? A written will is not enough. This workshop will help you ensure that your wishes are honored when the time comes.
Preparing for Later Life Farming workshops will be held regionally in New Jersey:
- February 9, 2015 @ RCE of Somerset County
- February 10, 2015 @ the Rutgers EcoComplex
- February 11, 2015 @ RAREC, Bridgeton
We encourage farm families to participate together in this workshop to:
- Discuss the future of the farm with farm partners and family members
- Assess financial and strategic planning for family members and the business
- Review personal and business liability
- Develop an outline of a farm estate plan
Registration is available online or via phone at 609-989-6830. $75.00 for the first farm/family participant and $25 each additional farm/family participant.
Morris Preserves its 124th and 125th Farms
The Morris County Agriculture Development Board on May 15th permanently preserved two farms in Chester Township owned by Ms. Betsy S. Michel.
- List of Preserved Farms
- Information about Preserved Farms
- Chart - Cumulative Preserved Acres
- Chart - Annual Preserved Acres
- Easement Values (All preserved farms in Morris County)
- List of Farms Pending Preservation
- Morris County Municipal Land Area and Farmland Acreage
- Morris County Municipal Land Area and Preserved Farmland
New Guidebook Explains the Basics of Farm Leases for New Jersey Farmland Owners and Farmers
The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) announces the publication of a new guidebook, Leasing Farmland in New Jersey, which includes information on getting started, suggestions on creating and maintaining a lease, sample leases, profiles of various leasing arrangements, and additional resources to assist with leasing issues. Download the guidebook.
Fertilizer and Feed Testing Program
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides field inspection, sampling and laboratory analysis of animal feed, fertilizers and liming material sold in New Jersey as well as seed certification and control to guard against mislabeled or substandard products in an effort to ensure the integrity of these products in the marketplace. Learn more.
New Handbook Promotes Agricultural Mediation for Farm-Related Disputes
The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has published the New Jersey Agricultural Mediation Program Handbook to promote the use of mediation in resolving agriculture-related disputes. Get more information and download the handbook.
Promote Your Farm or Event on VisitNJ.org
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been in discussions with Grace Hanlon, Director of the state Division of Travel and Tourism, concerning gaining more exposure for our farms and agricultural events on the Division’s very popular and highly-used website www.visitnj.org.
Another Sign Up for 2014 Soil Health Initiative
New Jersey State Conservationist Carrie Mosley has announced a new sign-up period for the Soil Health Initiative being offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the 2014 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Get more information.
About the Agriculture Development Board
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.