Soil Protection Standards

For more information on the proposed Soil Protection Standards rules (baseline soil disturbance maps, proposed rules, public hearing recording, and additional resources), click here.

Meetings

April 25, 2024 SADC Meeting Agenda

Please note this is an in-person meeting open to the public.  

The meeting will begin at 9am at 200 Riverview Plaza, 1st floor, Trenton, NJ.

For the convenience of the public, the meeting will be televised via TEAMS.  Please refer to the linked agenda for the public comment instructions.

Statewide Farmland Preservation Formula

P.L. 2023, c.245 became law on January 8, 2024. The law authorizes the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) to adopt rules establishing a Statewide Farmland Preservation Formula (“Statewide Formula”) as an alternative method for the valuation of farmland to be acquired for Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) purposes. The SADC has adopted an Interim Policy (P-56) for processing applications submitted for preservation in advance of the adoption of the Statewide Formula.  

The Committee encourages those interested in farmland preservation not to wait to apply for preservation until after the Statewide Formula is adopted. The continued submission of applications will enable eligibility reviews, approvals, and additional processing that will speed up the process to closing once the Statewide Formula is adopted. For additional information and links go to our guidance section.

Please contact the coordinator for the County the farm is in or Stefanie Miller, Preservation Program Manager at stefanie.miller@ag.nj.gov or 609-984-2504.

Announcements

Special Occasion Events

P.L. 2023, c.9 became law on February 3, 2023. The law recognizes the positive effects that holding special occasion events (SOEs) on preserved farms can have, under certain conditions. For more information, see the SOE law and the SOE Guidance Documents.

Job Opportunities

There are no job opportunities at this time.

If you have any questions or would like to be notified when these jobs open for applications, please send your resume to Heidi.Winzinger@ag.nj.gov .

All SADC jobs are listed on the following websites: