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Farmland Preservation Workshop For South Jersey Municipal Officials Set for Feb. 14

The workshop aims to provide an overview of the FPP deed restrictions and permissible on-farm activities and development, such as subdivisions, solar panels, and house replacement.

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On Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), the state agency that administers the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program (FPP), will host a first-ever workshop for South Jersey municipal officials whose municipalities contain preserved farmland.

The workshop aims to provide an overview of the FPP deed restrictions and permissible on-farm activities and development, such as subdivisions, solar panels, house replacement, agricultural labor housing, and cell towers.

Participants will discuss the SADC’s approval processes for post-preservation requests and assess the impacts on required municipal approvals.

This workshop is focused on local officials who review and approve activities and development on preserved farmland and will provide an opportunity to ask questions and bolster the working relationship between the SADC and municipalities to better serve preserved farm owners, operators, and the general public.

When:
Tuesday, February 14th, from 9:30-11:30am

Where:
Ware Building – Salem County Agricultural Complex
51 Cheney Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098

For further information or to register for the workshop, contact Jasen Berkowitz at jasen.berkowitz@ag.nj.gov or call 609-422-6296 by February 10th.

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