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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.