Ag Advisory Committee Update – 09/01/18

 

The Agriculture Advisory Committee is pleased to report that after a 12 year endeavor, the Brown farm was preserved on 9/15/17! The Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT) was one of the major partners in facilitating this project. Dave Harding of HLT and Larry LaFevre interviewed the Brown family after the closing. You can read Dave’s colorful report here:
https://hunterdonlandtrust.org/hlt-spreads-holiday-cheer-withchristmas-tree-farm-preservation/

There are there now 27 preserved farms in Holland Twp., bringing the total of preserved farmland to 2346 acres. It is expected that two farms will close in 2019 adding approximately 234 more acres to that total.

Our goal is to bring the total of preserved farmland to 2800 acres by the end of 2021.

The township is fortunate to have another 2163 acres of preserved open space.

Please view the township map showing the locations of preserved land:
http://www.hollandtownshipnj.gov/images/ag/Holland_preservedlandsFINAL.pdf

Agriculture Advisory Committee Past Agendas & Minutes

 

 2017

2016

2015

Agriculture Advisory Committee 2018 Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 4, 2018 Reorganization - Cancelled Agenda  
February 1 Agenda  Minutes
March 1  
 Cancelled
April 5  Agenda  Minutes
May 3  Agenda  Minutes
June 7   Cancelled
July 5  Agenda
August no meeting    
September 6  Agenda
October 4  Agenda

November 1  
 Cancelled
December 6  
 

Past Agendas and Minutes

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Welcome Visitors!

The Municipal Agriculture Advisory Committee was established in 2002 with the purpose of fostering the viability of agriculture and the preservation of agricutural land in Holland Township. The Committee's chief responsibilities are:

* To promote community awareness of the significance of farming in Holland Township.

* To disseminate information about farmland and open space preservation and assist landowners with application process, advising them on preservation options and directing them to the proper state and county agencies.

* To prepare and maintain the Farmland Preservation Plan Element of the Master Plan and the Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan.

* To serve as liaisons from Holland Township to the Hunterdon County Agriculture Development Board (CADB).

* To gather data concerning farm ownership and farming activity in Holland Township.

* To make recommendations to the Planning Board concerning the need to prepare or amend the Farmland Preservation Plan Element of the Master Plan.

A Holstein cow with her calf
Even puppies enjoy pumpkins
Preserved Farmland and Open Space
Farmland Preservation
Loading the Harvest for Delivery
A young colt learning to wear a halter

Holland Agricultural Links

Holland Township Farmland Preservation Plan Update from 2010 to 2018

Farms in Holand Township     Holland Farmers Market     Farmland Preservation (19MB) 

Preserved Farmland & Open Space     Useful Links     News 

The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) is seeking applications for the Farmland Preservation Program.

2018 AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Larry LaFevre
John Bonham
Edith Kozak
Susan Dufek
Laura Wilson 
Alternates: Alt #1 Kyle Young
Alt #2 Ron Lozowski

Chairperson: Larry LaFevre

Secretary: Heather Sorge

Consultant: Christina Frenchu
715 Sergeantsville Road
Stockton, NJ 08859

Members:
Five members appointed by the Mayor for a term of one year

2018 Meetings

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Holland Township Municipal Agriculture Advisory Committee, Township of Holland, County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, will hold their regular meetings on the following dates in 2018 at 6:30p.m. at the Holland Township Municipal Building, 61 Church Road, Milford, New Jersey.

January 4 (Reorganization Meeting)
February 1
March 1
Apr 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August – No Meeting
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

 

Agriculture Advisory Committee 2015 Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
February 5, 2015    
March 5, 2015    
April 2, 2015    
May 7, 2015    
June 4, 2015    
July 2, 2015    
August no meeting    
September 3, 2015    
October 1, 2015    
November 5, 2015    
December 3, 2015    

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