County Agriculture Development Board (CADB)

Meetings

  • 8 pm
  • Second Thursday of every month
  • Building 1
    Route 12 County Complex
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822
  • View the 2023 Meeting Notice (PDF)


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • David Bond, Chair (Farmer) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Robert Hoffman, Vice Chair (Farmer
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Christian Bench (Public) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Susan Blew (Farmer
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Bill Bowlby (Farmer
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • David Kyle (Public) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Forest Locandro (Public
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • John Perehinys (Farmer
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Marc Phillips (Farmer
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Elizabeth Schmid (Public) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Alex Hammerstone (Public) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Vacant (Public) 
    Term expires: December 31, 2026

Ex-Officio Members

  • Zack Rich, County Commissioner Liaison
  • Dr. Megan Muehlbauer, County Agricultural Agent
  • Kevin Milz, Soil Conservation District

Staff Members

Liaisons

A CADB Liaison is a municipal representative appointed by a mayor who is responsible for understanding the farmland preservation program and is available at the municipal level to coordinate farmland preservation efforts between the landowners, municipality, and County the program. For a list of CADB Municipal Liaisons' names, please contact the County Agriculture Development Board Office at 908-788-1490.

Board Overview

The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners created the CADB in 1980 in response to the public's interest in retaining the County's agricultural heritage. In 1983, the CADB officially became the administering agency for the State Agriculture Retention and Development Program, the current statewide farmland preservation program. The CADB is made up of twelve voting members, which include seven farmers and five residents/business owners. In addition, there are four ex-officio members, including the County Agricultural Agent, a representative from the County Soil Conservation District, a County Planning Board Representative, and a County Commissioner.

The CADB is committed to implementing a voluntary farmland preservation program that will retain a sufficient amount of land to support a viable agricultural economy.