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Agriculture in Hunterdon County
While Hunterdon County has lost some of its scenic vistas of rolling cornfields and dairy barns, agriculture is still alive and well. Hunterdon County continues to have a large land area of farms: 127,043 farmland assessed acres according to the 2005 NJ Farmland Assessment. This number amounts to about 39% of the total acreage of the County and 13.6% of New Jersey’s total farmland. The average farm size in Hunterdon County is 72 acres according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture. There is a trend towards high value crops and specialty crops and animals, such as vegetables, horticulture and organic foods and herbs. Horse farms continue to be popular, hence the market for the County's large hay production.

Hunterdon County's Farmland Preservation Program is administered by the CADB. For more information visit the links below.

Contact Information:
email: cadb@co.hunterdon.nj.us
phone: 908-788-1490

FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM MEETINGS AND PUBLIC NOTICES
  • June 11, 2015: Notice of Public Hearing - for Amendment to CADB Area located in Califon Borough
  • February 12, 2015: Notice of Hearing - CADB Agriculture Development Area located in Raritan and Readington Townships.  
  • January 15, 2015: CADB Reorganization Meeting
  • Annual Notice: 2015 Meeting Dates
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