County Agriculture Development Board


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Farm Food Safety Webinar

On September 19, Rutgers is hosting a free webinar regarding farm food safety and regulations. You must pre-register to attend.

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.

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

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

Read more about how to list your agribusiness or farm.

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.