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“The On-Farm Direct Marketing Facilities, Activities and Events AMP Proposal has been added to our Right-to-Farm page, along with the Revised Right-to-Farm Procedure Rules. Please visit this section and forward any comments and/or questions you may have to

Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Somerset County Agriculture Development Board’s (SCADB) website! I hope you will find all of the information presented here, including pertinent agricultural policies, applications, and news, to be helpful.

Since the SCADB’s inception in 1983, we have successfully preserved over 8,000 acres of farmland in Somerset County, with the assistance of our municipalities, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the State Agriculture Development Committee. With our continued efforts, it is our goal to preserve 16,000 acres by the year 2016, “one farm at a time”.

The SCADB also works with farmers and residents to mediate Right-to-Farm matters throughout the County. We assist farmers in implementing Best Management Practices for their operations, and have hosted, and will continue to host, many seminars and workshops on pressing agricultural issues, pending legislation, and new practices and technology.

I encourage you to email me or the SCADB staff with any questions, comments or concerns you may have, and I look forward to our continued work together in preserving farmland, and advancing the industry of agriculture in Somerset County.


Mark W. Kirby

2012 Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Patricia L. Walsh, Director - Peter S. Palmer, Deputy Director
Robert Zaborowski - Patrick Scaglione - Mark Caliguire