State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC)
will hold a farm tour at 11 a.m. on Friday, October
13th, for anyone who may be interested in bidding
on the former Strang farm in Alloway and Mannington
townships, Salem County. The tour will start from
the Salem County Agricultural Complex, 51 Cheney
Road, Mannington Township. The SADC will auction
the 276-acre, permanently preserved farm on Friday,
October 27th. The minimum bid is $320,000. The
former dairy farm, located on Hackett and McKillip
roads, includes a historic house and extensive
outbuildings. The SADC purchased the farm in March
through its fee simple program. Under this program,
the SADC buys farms outright from willing sellers,
then resells them at auction with deed restrictions
that permanently preserve the land for agriculture.
Proceeds from all auction sales are returned to
the state Farmland Preservation Program and used
to preserve other New Jersey farms.
SADC administers the state Farmland Preservation
Program. For more information on the tour or
auction, contact the SADC at (800) 474-5314.