Statewide Farmland Preservation Formula

P.L. 2023, c.245 became law on January 8, 2024. The law authorizes the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) to adopt rules establishing a Statewide Farmland Preservation Formula (“Statewide Formula”) as an alternative method for the valuation of farmland to be acquired for Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) purposes. The SADC has adopted an Interim Policy (P-56) for processing applications submitted for preservation in advance of the adoption of the Statewide Formula.  

The Committee encourages those interested in farmland preservation not to wait to apply for preservation until after the Statewide Formula is adopted. The continued submission of applications will enable eligibility reviews, approvals, and additional processing that will speed up the process to closing once the Statewide Formula is adopted. For additional information and links go to our guidance section.

All are invited to learn more at upcoming County Agriculture Development Board (CADB) meetings, where SADC staff will be conducting outreach sessions about the Statewide Formula.

Click here to view the schedule of SADC Statewide Formula outreach sessions with CADBs. 

For more information, please contact the coordinator for the County the farm is in or SADC Chief of Acquisition Stephanie Kreiser at Stephanie.Kreiser@ag.nj.gov or (609) 913-6612. 

Soil Protection Standards

For more information on the proposed Soil Protection Standards rules (baseline soil disturbance maps, proposed rules, public hearing recording, and additional resources), click here.

Meetings

June 24, 2024 SADC Special Meeting Agenda

Please note the SADC will be holding a special meeting on June 24, 2024 beginning at 9am.

This is a virtual meeting open to the public.  

For the convenience of the public, the meeting will be televised via TEAMS.  Please see attached agenda for meeting link and call-in information.

 

June 27, 2024 SADC Regular Meeting Agenda

Please note this is an in-person meeting open to the public.  Meeting wil begin at 9am at 200 Riverview Plaza, 1st floor, Trenton NJ.

For the convenience of the public, the meeting will be televised via TEAMS.  Please refer to the linked agenda for the public comment instructions.  

Announcements

Special Occasion Events

P.L. 2023, c.9 became law on February 3, 2023. The law recognizes the positive effects that holding special occasion events (SOEs) on preserved farms can have, under certain conditions. For more information, see the SOE law and the SOE Guidance Documents.

Job Opportunities

There are no job opportunities at this time.

If you have any questions or would like to be notified when these jobs open for applications, please send your resume to Heidi.Winzinger@ag.nj.gov .

All SADC jobs are listed on the following websites: