Department of Agriculture (NJDA)


The Department of Agriculture protects the citizenry of the State through monitoring and surveillance that keeps agricultural products free from plant and animal diseases. The Department also preserves our farmland, promotes New Jersey agricultural and aquacultural products, protects and conserves agricultural and natural resources, and provides fresh and nutritious breakfast and lunch programs to our State's schoolchildren. The Department also helps provide emergency feeding assistance to our State's food insecure.


The Department will report key performance indicators across the following Core Missions:

  1. Protecting the Public
  2. Feeding NJ’s School Children and the State’s Insecure
  3. Promoting and Supporting NJ Agricultural and Aquicultural Industries
  4. Preservation and Conservation of Natural Resources




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