Ag Advisory Committee Update – 03/15/19

 

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 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 

In 2018, our Farmland Preservation Plan Update was completed using grant funding from the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. You can view this update along with the 2010 Farmland Preservation Plan Element here:
http://www.hollandtownshipnj.gov/bds-committees/agricultural-advisory 

 

Larry LaFevre
Chair
Heather L. Sorge
AAC Secretary

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