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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Farmland Assessment Informational Meeting

The Somerset County Board of Agriculture and New Jersey Farm Bureau will host the meeting 7 p.m. at the Somerset County 4-H Building, 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater.  The meeting will center on changes in New Jersey's Farmland Assessment Act.  Pre-registration is required.  Call  NJ Farm Bureau at 609-393-7163.
 
Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, 2015

CART Disaster Sheltering Training

The NJ Department of Agriculture will offer this course 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Morristown, to discuss the selection, design, staffing and stocking of temporary emergency animal shelters.  It will go over operations guidelines, animal behavior and safe handling, communications, working in the ICS system.  There will be a table top exercise the first day.  The  second day will have a functional exercise where the hosting county trailer will be used.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

SNAP EBT Farmers' Market Sign-up Event

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service and the Departments of Agriculture and Human Services will hold the session 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Green, Inc., 171 Grove St., Clifton.  Find out if you qualify for free wireless point of sale EBT/SNAP equipment.  You will need a picture i.d., social security card and copy of a voided check for bank account you will use to deposit funds.  Signing up to accept SNAP cards is a win/win -- increased customer base; increased economic benefit for you and your communities; and healthy and nutritious options for SNAP recipients.
 
Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, 2015

CART Disaster Sheltering Training

The NJ Department of Agriculture will offer this course 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ted Blum 4-H Center of Somerset County, 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, to discuss the selection, design, staffing and stocking of temporary emergency animal shelters.  It will go over operations guidelines, animal behavior and safe handling, communications, working in the ICS system.  There will be a table top exercise the first day.  The  second day will have a functional exercise where the hosting county trailer will be used.

Click here to Register.
 
Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015

CART Disaster Sheltering Training

The NJ Department of Agriculture will offer this course 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness, 5033 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township, to discuss the selection, design, staffing and stocking of temporary emergency animal shelters.  It will go over operations guidelines, animal behavior and safe handling, communications, working in the ICS system.  There will be a table top exercise the first day.  The  second day will have a functional exercise where the hosting county trailer will be used.

Click here to Register.