Contact: Jeff Wolfe (609) 633-2954 or (609) 433-1785 (cell) E-mail: email@example.com
Contact: Jeff Wolfe (609) 633-2954
or (609) 433-1785 (cell)
(TRENTON) – Morris County corn, soybean, hay and oats farmer Dan Farrand, Cumberland County nursery owner Ed Overdevest and Atlantic County vegetable producer August Wuillermin are the newest members of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture.
The New Jersey State Board of Agriculture installed Farrand, Overdevest and Wuillermin to four-year terms on November 16 during its meeting held at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture building.
Farrand, Overdevest and Wuillermin were elected by the delegates at the February 2016 State Agricultural Convention for recommendation to the Governor for nomination and later confirmed by the State Senate.
“Dan Farrand, Ed Overdevest and August Wuillermin are great additions to the State Board of Agriculture, demonstrating the diversity of New Jersey’s agriculture industry,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “They bring their vast knowledge and experience to the board, which sets policy for the industry throughout the entire state.”
Farrand earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business Management from the University of Delaware. He helps operate Harbe Dan Farm in Long Valley. He is past president of the Morris County Board of Agriculture, and was director of the New Jersey Farm Bureau for 16 years. He is also a founding member of the Garden State Ethanol Committee and the N.J. Grain and Forage Producers Association and is chairman of the N.J. Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Overdevest earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and operates Overdevest Nurseries in Bridgeton. The 290-acre nursery produces over 2,000 varieties of perennials, shrubs and trees. He has been past president of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association and represented New Jersey for the American Nursery and Landscape Association. He is past director of the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Garden State Farm Credit. He also has served as an executive board member on the Cumberland County Board of Agriculture and is on the Cohansey Area Watershed Association board of directors.
Wuillermin manages a 350-acre farm with his brother Ed Wuillermin Jr. August Wuillermin is past president and vice-president of the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture. He is also a voting delegate on the New Jersey Farm Bureau, is on the Farm Bureau board of directors and is on the board of managers for the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Education Association.
The State Board of Agriculture comprises eight members who serve for four years, with two members being replaced each year. By law, at least four of its members must represent the top commodity groups in the state. Members serve without salary. For more information, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/about/sba.