Boards & Commissions
Agricultural Advisory Committee
DO YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FARMS?
Bernards Township is fortunate to be home to many farms that not only
provide fresh food but preserve local history and create open space
and scenic vistas for residents. In addition to seasonal markets
where local fruits and vegetables are sold, there are preserved farms
that also keep alive the rich agricultural history of the Township and
provide residents with a venue for the performing arts.
Get to know our local farms and enjoy a variety of activities with your
friends and family. Visit our Township farms and farm markets,
commune with the animals, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, trek
through a corn maze and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables grown
in your community. Look into Somerset County 4H clubs for your children.
Check out musical performances and art displays at the Kennedy Martin
Stelle Farmstead and the Ross Farm.
Join the Township and the Agricultural Advisory Committee in supporting
local farms and their contributions to our community.
The Committee is responsible for promoting and preserving agriculture as a viable economic activity within
Bernards Township and enabling agricultural enterprises to continue to contribute to the quality of life in the
community. The Committee makes recommendations to the Planning Board and Township Committee as to municipal land
use procedures that strengthen and sustain agriculture and advises on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining
to agriculture. It also serves as a forum for discussion of local agricultural practices and as an agent of change
for public policies that may impact farming and the preservation of farmland.
- Identify issues facing local agricultural enterprises and provide
recommendations for resolution
- Continue the sustainable use of economically viable farmland
for production through farmland preservation options
- Promote local agriculture through municipal activities
- Provide education to agricultural community to meet future
- Promote community interest in agriculturally related activities
- Foster responsible stewardship of land
- Promote communication and cooperation among farmers and the
- Communicate, educate and promote contributions made by agriculture
to the local community
The Agricultural Advisory Committee is made up of five members
and two alternate members. In addition, the Agricultural Advisory
Committee includes staff, consultants and liaisons to county and
state organizations appointed at the beginning of each year when
Anthony McCraken Sr.
James Baldassare, Jr.
TC Voting Member
The Agricultural Advisory Committee meets on
the 3rd Thursday after the 1st Monday, Quarterly.
01/23/2020 7:00 PM
02/20/2020 7:00 PM
03/19/2020 7:00 PM
04/23/2020 7:00 PM
11/19/2020 7:00 PM
Somerset County 4-H - www.somersetcounty4h.org
Learn more about Agriculture and Food Production
Sources for Presentations on Agriculture
the Bernards Township Agricultural Task Force Report & Recommendations
to the Bernards Township Committee.